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China: Luxury hotel 'groundscraper' planned in abandoned quarry

China: Luxury hotel 'groundscraper' planned in abandoned quarry | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Would you spend $300 a night to sleep underground? You might, once you see the jaw-dropping designs for China's latest hotel project (Too cool! RT @AFrancisToGo: I may have predicted vertical farming...
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Poland to Ban Monsanto’s Genetically Modified Corn

Poland to Ban Monsanto’s Genetically Modified Corn | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Following anti-Monsanto activism in other countries, Poland has announced plans to completely ban the growth of Monsanto’s genetically modified strain MON810.
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Global Carbon Markets Plummet · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader

Global Carbon Markets Plummet · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The value of the world's carbon markets declined by 21 percent over the last quarter, despite trading volumes above the historical average, according to analysis from Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
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Sustainable food and farming courses online - world.edu

RT @FarmAid: Courses like Urban Agriculture & Sustainable Agriculture are now offered in an online format: http://t.co/Z4cZFeWv...
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Urban Cowboy, Or Why To Raise Your Own Chickens in the City

Urban Cowboy, Or Why To Raise Your Own Chickens in the City | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Urban Cowboy, Or Why To Raise Your Own Chickens in the City (Urban Farming is so hot, @goattown knows.)...
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The Joy of Urban Farming

The Joy of Urban Farming | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
There’s a sense of delight in being surrounded by lively herbs and spice plants in your home; but there’s even more happiness in knowing that it’s actually easy to set up your little urban farm and grow your own nutritious food.
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Healthier Eating Starts on the Roof - New York Times

Healthier Eating Starts on the Roof - New York Times | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
New York TimesHealthier Eating Starts on the RoofNew York Times“One of the reasons that low-income communities are focused on green roofs is, often, low-income communities don't have as much accessibility to open space as other neighborhoods,” she...
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The Urban Community Garden -- An Interview With LaManda Joy

The Urban Community Garden -- An Interview With LaManda Joy | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
LaManda Joy has renovated the historic Peterson Garden in Chicago, one of the leading American WWII victory gardens. Read her thoughts on the future of the US urban community garden.
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UPDATE 2-World food prices rise further, raising fears of unrest

UPDATE 2-World food prices rise further, raising fears of unrest | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
* Food prices could rise again in near term, FAO says* Corn, soybean prices seen up in first half 2012* WFP points to continuous high price trend stoking foodinsecurity* Corn supplies tight, output...
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Monsanto threatens to sue Vermont if legislators pass bill requiring GMO food to be labeled

Monsanto threatens to sue Vermont if legislators pass bill requiring GMO food to be labeled | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The world’s most hated corporation is at it again, this time in Vermont.
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South Korea Researches Vertical Farming for Food Security

South Korea Researches Vertical Farming for Food Security | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The World Health Organization warns that overpopulation and a lack of arable land contribute to global food insecurity. So scientists are developing new farming technology to offset potential food shortages.
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Heightened sensitivity to cheap, high-calorie food is linked with obesity

Heightened sensitivity to cheap, high-calorie food is linked with obesity | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A major reason for the dramatic increase in obesity may be a heightened sensitivity to heavily advertised and easily accessible high-calorie foods.
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Tetris-Like Gardens Green Concrete Backyards in Buenos Aires

Tetris-Like Gardens Green Concrete Backyards in Buenos Aires | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Concrete containers are placed in a metallic structure, forming a green wall to the eye and a walk in space to interact with the plants.
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Which plants will survive droughts, climate change?

Which plants will survive droughts, climate change? | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Biologists aim to predict which plant species will escape extinction from climate change. Droughts are worsening around the world, which poses a great challenge to plants in gardens and forests.
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Mobile Greenhouse Runs on Waste Vegetable Oil, Teaches Kids Sustainable Practices (Interview)

Mobile Greenhouse Runs on Waste Vegetable Oil, Teaches Kids Sustainable Practices (Interview) | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A box-truck that has been converted into a mobile greenhouse is traveling across the country teaching kids about sustainable agriculture.
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Water-Ready Map: Impacts of Climate Change on Water Resources | NRDC

Water-Ready Map: Impacts of Climate Change on Water Resources | NRDC | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
NRDC: water readiness report...

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Picarro Develops Technology That Detects What's Really in Our Food

Picarro Develops Technology That Detects What's Really in Our Food | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Gas-analyzing company Picarro has developed technology that can detect the ingredients and quality of our food.
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Brightfarms Announces Plan to Build World's Largest Rooftop Farm in Brooklyn | Inhabitat New York City

Brightfarms Announces Plan to Build World's Largest Rooftop Farm in Brooklyn | Inhabitat New York City | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
If all goes according to BrightFarms' plan, Brooklyn, New York will soon be the home of the world's largest rooftop farm.
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Toronto Real Estate Industry Continues to Lobby Against Green Roof Mandate

Toronto Real Estate Industry Continues to Lobby Against Green Roof Mandate | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Last fall, Toronto's industrial real estate sector successfully lobbied the City Council for an exception to the city's Green Roof Bylaw, allowing new industrial properties and building additions to install cool roofing material (i.e., white roofs)...
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Urban farming gaining popularity

Urban farming gaining popularity | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) – The reasons are many, but people from across America are getting into the urban farming craze.
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Future global food security, supplies depend on agriculture researchers, educators | Government content from Southwest Farm Press

Agricultural researchers and educators will play a vital role in finding solutions, according to a top U.S. Department of Agriculture official.
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New York and Pennsylvania: Among the Best at Planning for the Inconvenient Truths of Climate Change | Larry Levine's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

New York and Pennsylvania: Among the Best at Planning for the Inconvenient Truths of Climate Change | Larry Levine's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Today’s post is co-authored with my colleague Ben Chou, water policy analyst and author of a new NRDC report on what all 50 states are doing to prepare for the water-related impacts of climate change.
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Daily Kos: 3 Boys Farm: organic, hydroponic and energy efficient

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Obama's Jobs Act Has Bipartisan Support, Industry Critics

President Obama signed legislation on Thursday that aims to make it easier for small companies to raise money, both by easing some rules for making an initial public offering and by turning online fundraising platforms, such as Kickstarter, into...
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Supreme Court Considers GM Crop Patent Case

Supreme Court Considers GM Crop Patent Case | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
By Timothy B. Lee, Ars TechnicaCan a farmer commit patent infringement just by planting soybeans he bought on the open market? This week, th...
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