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AlertNet special coverage: solutions for a hungry world - youTrust.org

AlertNet special coverage: solutions for a hungry world - youTrust.org | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

How can the world feed itself in 2050? Explore solutions through AlertNet's animations and videos.


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Increased fructose consumption may deplete cellular energy in patients with obesity and diabetes

Increased fructose consumption may deplete cellular energy in patients with obesity and diabetes | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Obese people who consume increased amounts of fructose, a type of sugar that is found in particular in soft drinks and fruit juices, are at risk for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NFALD) and more its more severe forms, fatty inflammation and...
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Fracking Did Contaminate Wyoming Town's Wells, Independent Review Confirms

Fracking Did Contaminate Wyoming Town's Wells, Independent Review Confirms | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A quartet of green groups commissioned a review of the EPA's report on groundwater contamination in Pavillion, Wyoming, finding that the EPA got it right. Fracking is to blame.
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Film "Last Call at the Oasis" is Sobering Look at World Water Crisis

Film "Last Call at the Oasis" is Sobering Look at World Water Crisis | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The water crisis is getting worse, whether or not we notice it every day.
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Buying meat in Italy is not a pre-packaged affair, especially in Le Marche

Buying meat in Italy is not a pre-packaged affair, especially in Le Marche | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

URBINO, Italy – An elderly yet energetic woman backs through the curtain of wooden beads separating Machelleria Ubaldi, a butcher shop, from the sunny afternoon bustle of Via Rafaello near the center of town, still immersed in a loud and lively conversation with someone outside. Ending that exchange with a sharp laugh, she issues a quick buona sera while moving into an equally dynamic conversation with the young man behind the counter.
Buying meat in Italy is not a pre-packaged affair. Picking up steak, salami or prosciutto isn’t a case of reaching into refrigerated case and grabbing an anonymously shrink-wrapped package. It’s a trip to visit an old friend – the person who selects and cuts your dinner – as well as the line of local farmers he represents.

For nearly a decade the Ubaldi family – Davide, with his parents and younger sister – has operated the only family-owned butcher shop inside Urbino’s city walls, the Machelleria Ubaldi. Standing behind the counter, Davide slices meats and making sausages to order with customers who are considered part of the family.


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Wall Photos | Facebook

Wall Photos | Facebook | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them.
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Vegas Veg

Vegas Veg

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Vegas Veg - vegans, vegetarians, and veg-friendly people in Las Vegas. ANYONE is welcome to join us. We simply ask that you respect animals, the environment, and human healthy...

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Vegas Veg - vegans, vegetarians, and veg-friendly people in Las Vegas. ANYONE is welcome to join us.
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Garlic compound fights source of food-borne illness better than antibiotics

Garlic compound fights source of food-borne illness better than antibiotics | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A compound in garlic is 100 times more effective than two popular antibiotics at fighting the Campylobacter bacterium, one of the most common causes of intestinal illness.
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Uptown Station goes green with living roof : Pantagraph.com | Central Illinois

Uptown Station goes green with living roof : Pantagraph.com | Central Illinois | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
RT Uptown Station goes green with living roof [@pantagraph] http://t.co/RSqhArhN #BloNo #LEED #urbanplanning #ecology #design...
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A Visual Guide to the Potential of Urban Agriculture

A Visual Guide to the Potential of Urban Agriculture | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
An animation shows how a variety of urban spaces can become miniature farms.
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Growing more on less land | Georgia FACES | UGA

News from the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. Agriculture,Economics,Environment news: CAES Agronomist studying vertical farming concepts.
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Cheap Sensor Measures Fruit Ripeness, Prevents Wasted Food

Cheap Sensor Measures Fruit Ripeness, Prevents Wasted Food | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
MIT researchers have come up with a sensor that can detect how ripe fruit is on store shelves, and tell managers to hurry up and sell it before it goes bad.
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Fertile Soils Need Animal Agriculture: Joel Salatin on Integrated Farming

Fertile Soils Need Animal Agriculture: Joel Salatin on Integrated Farming | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
One of America's best-known sustainable farmers makes the case for enlightened animal agriculture.
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TechCrunch | ChowNow Launches As A Food Ordering Platform For Restaurants On Facebook And iOS

TechCrunch | ChowNow Launches As A Food Ordering Platform For Restaurants On Facebook And iOS | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
There are plenty of companies and startups that want to disrupt the food ordering space including Seamless, GrubHub and others. A new competitor is entering the space today.
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Experiments underestimate plant responses to climate change

Experiments underestimate plant responses to climate change | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Experiments may dramatically underestimate how plants will respond to climate change in the future. That's the conclusion of an analysis of 50 plant studies on four continents.
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Palm Oil Even Worse For Deforestation, Emissions Than Thought

Palm Oil Even Worse For Deforestation, Emissions Than Thought | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Indonesia may have laws stopping expansion of oil palm plantations into peat forests, but there are plenty of plantations grandfathered in, and a lack of law enforcement.
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5 Indian Farmers Commit Suicide in Past Two Days Over Debts & That's Just in One District of One State

5 Indian Farmers Commit Suicide in Past Two Days Over Debts & That's Just in One District of One State | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
This comes as a new report warns that genetically modified eggplant, currently banned for cultivation but pushed for by agribusiness, could be an environmental threat.
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Natural high: Is soil an antidepressant?

Natural high: Is soil an antidepressant? | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
British scientists have identified a particular soil bacterium they claim triggers the same serotonin-triggering neurons in the brain as Prozac.

 

"According to a report by Discover magazine, there was a definite reason for it. Scientists at the University of Bristol in England have identified a particular soil bacterium — Mycobacterium vaccae, to be exact — that just might naturally help alleviate depression.

 

Through experiments on laboratory mice, head neuroscientist Christopher Lowry and his team have evidence that the bacteria triggers the same serotonin-releasing neurons in the brain as Prozac."


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86 Years Old Real-Life Robinson Crusoe Creates Tortoise Sanctuary on Private Island

86 Years Old Real-Life Robinson Crusoe Creates Tortoise Sanctuary on Private Island | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Now this is a story that warms the heart. Brendon Grimshaw, originally from Yorkshire, UK, bought a tiny island called Moyenne in 1962 for £8000. It's called Moyenne and located in the Indian Ocean.
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FDA Pumps The Brakes On Nanotechnology In The Food Industry | consumers, FDA, food industry, nanotechnology | Defense Litigation Insider

FDA Pumps The Brakes On Nanotechnology In The Food Industry | consumers, FDA, food industry, nanotechnology | Defense Litigation Insider | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
FDA Pumps The Brakes On Nanotechnology In The Food Industry: Nanotechnology is a cutting edge technology which i...
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Urban Farming Improves Nutrition in Chicago Neighborhood

Urban Farming Improves Nutrition in Chicago Neighborhood | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Students in a mostly Latino high school in Chicago improved their grades in science and the eating habits of an entire neighborhood with a program that began by installing greenhouses on the roofs of the school buildings and spread to one of the...
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Urban Hydroponic Vertical Farming: Dr. Dave Williams and Dr. Steven Dreyer Join EnviroIngenuity : Wed, 04 Apr 2012 : California Newswire™

Urban Hydroponic Vertical Farming: Dr. Dave Williams and Dr.
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TechCrunch | GrubHub Debuts OrderHub; A Food Delivery And Order Management Android Tablet App For Restaurants

TechCrunch | GrubHub Debuts OrderHub; A Food Delivery And Order Management Android Tablet App For Restaurants | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Chicago-based startup GrubHub, a service that lets you order food for delivery or take out from local restaurants online or by mobile phone, is debuting a new tablet technology for restaurants called OrderHub.
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New GM Crops Could Make Superweeds Even Stronger

New GM Crops Could Make Superweeds Even Stronger | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Herbicide-resistant superweeds threaten to overgrow U.S. fields, so agriculture companies have genetically engineered a new generation of pl...
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