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New Food Technology is Hot (and Cool) : Convenience Store ...

New Food Technology is Hot (and Cool) : Convenience Store ... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Convenience stores are embracing the latest equipment as they look to keep up with QSRs and fast casual restaurants.By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor...
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Urban farming - Nairobi

http://www.ntv.co.ke As Nairobi has continued to develop, urban farming has continued to die out. Most people have long traded these spaces for more lucrativ...
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Jennifer Aniston raising backyard chickens

Jennifer Aniston raising backyard chickens | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Actress says she's reading up on the birds because her new property came with a coop.
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Urban poultry farming flocks Issaquah | Pictures - Issaquah & Sammamish Reporter

Urban poultry farming flocks Issaquah | Pictures - Issaquah & Sammamish Reporter | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
As interest in sustainable food grows, urban poultry farming has had a major upswing over the past four years, said Michelle Boman, operations manager at The Grange Country Store in Issaquah.
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Coke and Pepsi change recipe to avoid cancer warning

Coke and Pepsi change recipe to avoid cancer warning | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Coke and Pepsi change the way they make their drinks to avoid a cancer warning label in compliance with Californian law...
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In 2011, Coal Produced Less than 40% of US Electricity for First Time in 30 Years

In 2011, Coal Produced Less than 40% of US Electricity for First Time in 30 Years | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The percentage of electricity generated in coal-fired power plants fell to its lowest level since 1978 at the end of last year.
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Planting Trees in the Mongolian Desert to Fight Dangerous Dust Storms in Seoul

Planting Trees in the Mongolian Desert to Fight Dangerous Dust Storms in Seoul | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Korean activists are spearheading efforts to plant trees in Mongolia, hoping to improve both the lives of nomadic desert herders there and the air quality their families are exposed to back home.
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Rubies in the Rubble are Social Entrepreneurs Making Chutney from Discarded Fruits and Vegetables

Rubies in the Rubble are Social Entrepreneurs Making Chutney from Discarded Fruits and Vegetables | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Waste not, want not: Rubies in the Rubble make chutney out of discarded fruits and vegetables.
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Britain's First Solar Town? The Journey Continues

Britain's First Solar Town? The Journey Continues | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
From rooftop panels to a large solar farm, one town is aiming to go 100% renewable. Their not forgetting conservation either.
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The Week in Pictures: A Nuclear Amusement Park, the Best of Biomimicry and More

The Week in Pictures: A Nuclear Amusement Park, the Best of Biomimicry and More | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
In Germany, a failed nuclear power plant has been converted into an amusement park. We also have 13 awesome examples of biomimicry, the 2012 Evolo Skyscraper Award winners, and more.
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Climate change, drought and social unrest in Syria

Climate change, drought and social unrest in Syria | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
An influx of drought-hit farmers into Syrian cities may be a factor behind the worsening political violence...

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World's oldest sheep falls off cliff, dies

World's oldest sheep falls off cliff, dies | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The sheep's owner gives credit to the ewe's healthy teeth that allowed her to graze her way into old age.
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Urban Agriculture Text Amendments at Zoning and Planning meeting, Minneapolis — City Farmer News

Urban Agriculture Text Amendments at Zoning and Planning meeting, Minneapolis — City Farmer News | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Urban farming a hot topic in Minneapolis: http://t.co/4NDoTsGl #zoning #landuse...
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Lufa Farms: Rooftop Farm Set to Deliver Fresh Produce to Montreal Consumers

Lufa Farms: Rooftop Farm Set to Deliver Fresh Produce to Montreal Consumers | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - March 22, 2011) - Lufa Farms, a new Montreal business that grows vegetables and greens year-round on an Ahuntsic-Cartierville office rooftop, will begin the sale and delivery of fresh produce direct to local...
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Step-by-step guide to starting an urban garden

Step-by-step guide to starting an urban garden | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Mike Lieberman, publisher of UrbanOrganicGardener.com, can help you turn a small space into a garden oasis.
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Mirrored SunFlower Redirects Sunshine Where You Need It Most

Mirrored SunFlower Redirects Sunshine Where You Need It Most | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
This beautiful home heliostat can redirect sunshine right where you want it, lighting up the shady side of your house.
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Mobile Payment Revolution Continues With The IPad Cash Register From Square | Singularity Hub

Mobile Payment Revolution Continues With The IPad Cash Register From Square | Singularity Hub | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
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Over 90 Universities Curbing Bottled Water Sales; Borealis, BioMass Launch Packaging · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader

Brown, Harvard, the University of Vermont and about 90 other educational institutes are banning sales or restricting use of plastic water bottles due to student activism or administrations' sustainable policy plans, in moves that may affect the $22...
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Berries Keep the Brain Young, New Study Reports

Berries Keep the Brain Young, New Study Reports | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A new scientific review confirms that eating berries can help prevent memory loss and other forms of mental decline.
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Make Your Own Colorful Living Walls With These Recycled Wall Planters

Make Your Own Colorful Living Walls With These Recycled Wall Planters | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
There's more than one way to build a living wall; from KuL Designs come these bright, recycled HDPE planters that can be arranged any way you want.
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Farms as components of complex ecosystems, not just food production machines

Nairobi, Kenya:

The "Whole Landscape" Approach: The idea of the initiative is to get governments, funders, researchers and farmers to look at farms not just as means for producing food, fiber, fuel and income, but also as components of complex ecosystems that provide a range of vital services, from clean air and water to wildlife habitat.

 


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From Texas to India to the Horn of Africa, Concern about Weather, Water and Crops

From Texas to India to the Horn of Africa, Concern about Weather, Water and Crops | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
  Hardly a week goes by without new reasons to be concerned about the impact of changing precipitation patterns and mounting water stress on food production.

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