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Hantz Farms: Two Weeks From Buying 200 Vacant Acres

Hantz Farms: Two Weeks From Buying 200 Vacant Acres | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Photo by John T. Greilick for The Detroit News. Urban farming in Detroit is almost reality. It's pending City Council approval, but The Detroit News is saying that Hantz Farms... (RT @CurbedDetroit: Urban Farming on the way!
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Interview with the Father of Vertical Farming – Dr. Dickson Despommier – Urban Times

Interview with the Father of Vertical Farming – Dr. Dickson Despommier – Urban Times | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
According to the Vertical Farm Project, by the year 2050 the earth’s human population will have increased by around 3 billion, and 80% will reside in urban centers.
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Rooftop blooms help pollinators - BBC News

Rooftop blooms help pollinators - BBC News | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
BBC NewsRooftop blooms help pollinatorsBBC NewsAfter analysing green roofs in the UK and Switzerland, conservationists have found that mixed planting attracts more wildlife than a standard green roof.
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Healthy hospital cafeteria offerings step beyond salad days - Chicago Tribune

Healthy hospital cafeteria offerings step beyond salad days - Chicago Tribune | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Chicago TribuneHealthy hospital cafeteria offerings step beyond salad daysChicago TribuneTo complement such cutting-edge services and technology, the hospital offers healthier food choices at its new Wildflower Cafe, the latest addition to a...
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New urban farming sites face hurdles due to soil contamination

A Downtown Eastside urban farming enterprise must clear several regulatory hurdles before it can begin (http://t.co/EwZtUUS8 New urban farming sites face hurdles due to soil contamination...)...
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NRG CEO: The energy game changer is now solar roofs (not electric cars)

NRG CEO: The energy game changer is now solar roofs (not electric cars) | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
At the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit, NRG Energy CEO Crane said that he is less bullish on the impact that electric cars will have on consumers given the slow roll-out, and he now thinks that the greentech game changer could be solar roofs...
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Artificial Wetlands Could be Affordable Method of Buffering Agricultural Runoff

Artificial Wetlands Could be Affordable Method of Buffering Agricultural Runoff | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Manmade wetlands could be one solution to buffering agricultural fertilizer runoff before it creates 'dead zones' in the ocean, according to the results of a 15 year study.
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Peru: Invasion Verde, installed 2010.  This... | Wallace Gardens

Peru: Invasion Verde, installed 2010.  This... | Wallace Gardens | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Peru: Invasion Verde, installed 2010. 


This public park in Lima was created in the middle of the the city, and incorporates recycled tires for planters and a children’s playground.
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Cardiff University food safety device to detect E. coli - BBC News

Cardiff University food safety device to detect E. coli - BBC News | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
BBC NewsCardiff University food safety device to detect E. coliBBC NewsBart has been jointly invented by Prof Jim Murray of Cardiff University and Dr Laurence Tisi of technology company Lumora Ltd.
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Future of Grocery? Food Recognition Scanner Could Replace Barcodes - Forbes

Future of Grocery? Food Recognition Scanner Could Replace Barcodes - Forbes | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Future of Grocery? Food Recognition Scanner Could Replace BarcodesForbesA new food recognition scanner developed by Toshiba Tec may change the way we shop, and potentially the way we maintain information about perishable food.
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@skeeternyc I found the indoor hydroponic farm

@skeeternyc I found the indoor hydroponic farm
withlovefrombrooklyn's photo on Instagram (@skeeternyc I found the indoor hydroponic farm http://t.co/xIPObpuP...)...
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THE CHINA PHENOMENON

THE CHINA PHENOMENON | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
If we needed another sign of China’s ascendancy as a global power, it is provided by the fact that it is the place where advanced thinking in architectural design is being tested in construct...
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Bioponics in greenhouse - Aquaponic Gardening

Bioponics in greenhouse - Aquaponic Gardening | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Fishless aquaponics in my greenhouse. Early Spring 2012 (Bioponics in greenhouse - Aquaponic Gardening: Fishless aquaponics in my greenhouse.
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The Rise of Urban Farming and Other Varieties of Sustainable Ag

The Rise of Urban Farming and Other Varieties of Sustainable Ag | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Sustainable agriculture comes in many forms. Urban farms, vertical farms and community supported agriculture are just a few of the ways to fulfill a common mission: bringing produce to areas dominated by pavement.
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ZipGrow Tower Systems

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Not just for the birds: Human-made noise has ripple effects on plants, too

Not just for the birds: Human-made noise has ripple effects on plants, too | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A growing body of research shows that animals change their behavior in response to human-made noise. But human clamor doesn't just affect animals.
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Green Technology: Produce that is feasible - New Straits Times

Green Technology: Produce that is feasible - New Straits Times | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
New Straits TimesGreen Technology: Produce that is feasibleNew Straits TimesAgriculture uses 60 times more land than urban and suburban areas combined for the production of food, but this comes at a great price as it is one of the biggest...
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Urban food knowledge: does yoghurt grow on trees in cities?

Urban food knowledge: does yoghurt grow on trees in cities? | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
2012 is the Australian Year of the Farmer.
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Vertical Farming Retrofit to Battle CO2 Emissions | Agriculture Research

Vertical Farming Retrofit to Battle CO2 Emissions | Agriculture Research | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
ZeitNews, a Technology Team Application. News stories about our scientific and technological capabilities to build a better world.
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New York City Commits to Green Solution for Sewage Overflows - Huffington Post

New York City Commits to Green Solution for Sewage Overflows - Huffington Post | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
New York City Commits to Green Solution for Sewage OverflowsHuffington PostUsing a suite of techniques like strategically located street plantings, porous pavements and green roofs, collectively known as green infrastructure, New York is turning the...
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81% Monarch Butterfly decline linked to genetically modified crops

81% Monarch Butterfly decline linked to genetically modified crops | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

A new study suggests that the increased use of genetically modified (GM) crops across the Midwestern U.S. may be causing a decline in monarch butterfly populations. From 1999 to 2010, a period when GM crops became more common on U.S. farms, the number of monarch eggs in the Midwest declined by 81 percent, according to researchers from the University of Minnesota and Iowa State University.


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THE FUTURE OF THE FOOD SUPPLY IN THE CITY REVISITED: IS VERTICAL FARMING (AT THE PRECIOUS HEART OF THE CITY) A GREENER AND ALTERNATIVE WAY TO PRODUCE FOOD? NOW, AFTER TRIALS AND ERRORS, THE IDEA IS...

THE FUTURE OF THE FOOD SUPPLY IN THE CITY REVISITED: IS VERTICAL FARMING (AT THE PRECIOUS HEART OF THE CITY) A GREENER AND ALTERNATIVE WAY TO PRODUCE FOOD? NOW, AFTER TRIALS AND ERRORS, THE IDEA IS... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
“An indoor farmer doesn't pray for rain". Vertical Farming 2.0 in the city is becoming real.
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EndoGoddess Musings: Whole Food and Technology

EndoGoddess Musings: Whole Food and Technology | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
How to monetize whole food ecosystems and technology for health?
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Greening not enough: urban planning critic - Winnipeg Free Press Homes

Greening not enough: urban planning critic - Winnipeg Free Press Homes | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Urban planning critic argues for esthetically designed spaces worthy of natural adornments - Renovation & Design on Winnipeg Free Press Homes (Why "green" isn't always enough when it comes to urban spaces.)...
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Where have the Trees Gone? | Urban Design

Where have the Trees Gone? | Urban Design | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
When I walk Newcastle's streets, perhaps one of the most noticeable elements missing, are the trees. We already know of the many benefits offered by urban forestry; improved air quality, aesthetics, quality of place, improved ...
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