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Designer Creates Nature-Inspired Glassblowing Molds Using Tree Trunks (Video)

Designer Creates Nature-Inspired Glassblowing Molds Using Tree Trunks (Video) | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
In re-using fallen logs, a German designer crafts beautifully unpredictable glass-blown forms.
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How to Fight Food Insecurity, Even In a Changing Climate - Scientific American (blog)

How to Fight Food Insecurity, Even In a Changing Climate - Scientific American (blog) | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Scientific American (blog)How to Fight Food Insecurity, Even In a Changing ClimateScientific American (blog)By Katherine Harmon | March 28, 2012 | About 800 million people worldwide do not get enough food to eat, while about 1.5 billion are...
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Indian Man Single-Handedly Plants a 1,360 Acre Forest

Indian Man Single-Handedly Plants a 1,360 Acre Forest | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
As a teenager, Jadav Payeng began planting trees on a barren sandbar in India. 30 years later, it's home to a sprawling forest.
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Link between fast food and depression confirmed

Link between fast food and depression confirmed | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

A new study shows that eating fast food is linked to a greater risk of suffering from depression. Results reveal that consumers of fast food, compared to those who eat little or none, are . . .

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Federal Court Judge Rules: FDA Must Follow Its Own Antibiotic Overuse Order

Federal Court Judge Rules: FDA Must Follow Its Own Antibiotic Overuse Order | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Judge Theodore Katz rules that FDA must enforce rule limiting the use of certain antibiotics.
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Gorgeous New Tree House Hotel in Thailand Offers a Green Retreat from Bustling Bangkok

Gorgeous New Tree House Hotel in Thailand Offers a Green Retreat from Bustling Bangkok | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Just a 30-minute ride on public transportation outside the Thai capital, travelers will find a cluster of jungle tree houses where they can breath clean air, explore a lush landscape, and sleep under the stars.
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Consumerism and the Family Farm

Consumerism and the Family Farm | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

The family farm is all but disappearing from the American landscape—and with it a unique and vital breed: the independent farmer.

"... The consumer ... wants a plentiful supply of everything any time of year. You do that by genetically breeding apples that are a little bit harder, don’t bruise, and are a little bit shinier. Nature is not forgiving, however, so it’s also going to be a bit less juicy and a bit less tasty. Then you’re going to have to dip it in some type of fungicide before you ship it 3,000 miles. In addition, to produce the apple at prices you need in order to survive, you might have to use a chemical so it falls off earlier and is far cheaper to pick. And suddenly it is no longer a natural apple. ..."


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Singapore University Sustainable Green Roof Building Architecture Design - this architecture education, design and project reference on this ARCHITECTURE

Singapore University Sustainable Green Roof Building Architecture Design - this architecture education, design and project reference on this ARCHITECTURE | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
UNStudio is offering sustainable building architecture design of Singapore University of Technology and Design with green roof design. (Wow!
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Harvest Moon Backyard Farmers

Harvest Moon Backyard Farmers | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
@caitlinmscanlon Nice meeting you, Caitlin.
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Some Enchanted Farm | The Manila Bulletin Newspaper Online The Café: keystone of the entire vision of the Enchanted Farm

Some Enchanted Farm | The Manila Bulletin Newspaper Online The Café: keystone of the entire vision of the Enchanted Farm | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The newly-opened Enchanted Farm Cafe (above) provides a platform from which various social enterprises affiliated with Gawad Kalinga can sell the wares grown and made at the Enchanted Farm in Angat, Bulacan.

“The Café is one of the keystones of the entire vision of the Enchanted Farm, which is basically the creation of social enterprises, the creation of an army of social entrepreneurs that will work for the whole country,” explains Billy Santos, part of the Gawad Kalinga team behind the Enchanted Farm and the Enchanted Farm Café.


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Green Zoning Advances in New York | Planetizen

According to Stoelker, "Building owners will now be able to install a green roof, add solar panels, and sunshading without a punitive reduction of the floor area ratio." The zoning changes allow more leeway in the size and ...
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From CIB to Urban Farming

From CIB to Urban Farming | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Beyond building homes, we are building communities. This will of course always be a work in progress. We have done a lot, but we can still do very much more. One successful strategy in fostering co...
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Korean Food Meets Science | Advanced Technology & Design Korea

Korean Food Meets Science | Advanced Technology & Design Korea | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
#Cooking Korean Food Meets Science | Advanced Technology & Design Korea: Nowadays, my friends from other countri...
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Designing Our Future: Sustainable Landscapes

Designing Our Future: Sustainable Landscapes | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
RT @RainGardens: Amazing green roof on Seattle skyscraper.
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On higher ground - China Daily

On higher ground - China Daily | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
China DailyOn higher groundChina Daily"Plants and water have been proven to be one of the most effective measures to degrade and dilute PM2.5," says Tan Tianying, president of Beijing Green Roof Association, referring to fine particulate matter...
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Gardening experts give tips to attract birds, butterflys during water restriction - LubbockOnline.com

Gardening experts give tips to attract birds, butterflys during water restriction - LubbockOnline.com | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Gardening experts give tips to attract birds, butterflys during water restrictionLubbockOnline.comFor those who see the month of April as a time to bring birds and butterflies to their gardens, restricted water use could be detrimental.

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Street Farmer - NYTimes.com

Street Farmer - NYTimes.com | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Can Will Allen make the inner city the next front in the good-food movement?
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Fiber Optic Technology Could Bring Sunlight to NYC's Underground Park

Fiber Optic Technology Could Bring Sunlight to NYC's Underground Park | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A technology to funnel sunlight underground is a major reason the proposed "Lowline" park is being seriously considered.
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Organic Baby Foods Could End Child Obesity, Diabetes and Junk Food Cravings

Organic Baby Foods Could End Child Obesity, Diabetes and Junk Food Cravings | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Doctors now agree that for a healthy child, a babies' first bite should be a whole food and now there are lots of gourmet options.
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NJIT from our green roof to your plate

Peter Fischbach of Gourmet Dinning Services at NJIT dishes out some samples of the latest crop from NJIT's rooftop urban organic (NJIT from our green roof to your plate http://t.co/cEUFLprM #SolarPower #globalWarming...)...
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Urban Gardens Suspends From Windowsill | Urban Gardens

Urban Gardens Suspends From Windowsill | Urban Gardens | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Linking you to the freshest innovative and eco-friendly designs, trends, and ideas for the stylish urban garden.
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Subtle poison - AN INDUSTRY IN DENIAL - Our Bees are Dying

Subtle poison - AN INDUSTRY IN DENIAL - Our Bees are Dying | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
IN THE winter of 2006 beekeepers in America noticed something odd—lots of their hives were dying for no obvious reason.

Evidence is growing that commonly used pesticides, even when employed carefully, are bad for bees. 

(It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that as bees move from flower to flower they are gathering more and more of these toxic chemicals.  Their little immune systems can't handle it and this weakness makes them vulnerable to all sorts of viruses and illness)


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pdjmoo's curator insight, July 26, 2013 7:49 PM

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that as bees move from flower to flower they are gathering more and more of these toxic chemicals.  Their little immune systems can't handle it and this weakness makes them more vulnerable to all sorts of viruses and illness. Beyond this, we humans eat the honey they work so hard to make.  Connecting the dots: could it be that the same pesticides sprayed on the food and crops we eat be a cause for the massive obesity, diabetes, ADHD, alzheimers epidemic also?

 

Heidi Moreno's curator insight, January 3, 2016 9:50 PM

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that as bees move from flower to flower they are gathering more and more of these toxic chemicals.  Their little immune systems can't handle it and this weakness makes them more vulnerable to all sorts of viruses and illness. Beyond this, we humans eat the honey they work so hard to make.  Connecting the dots: could it be that the same pesticides sprayed on the food and crops we eat be a cause for the massive obesity, diabetes, ADHD, alzheimers epidemic also?

 

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Farming needs to grow up - the Capilano Courier

Farming needs to grow up - the Capilano Courier | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
How do you create new large areas of agriculture close to, or inside, large cities? By creating growing space out of thin air.
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10 inspiring urban gardens: Growth industry | MNN - Mother Nature Network

10 inspiring urban gardens: Growth industry | MNN - Mother Nature Network | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
"@TerraNendura: @MotherNatureNet: 10 inspiring urban gardens » http://t.co/CxUJQYhs cc @Bekasiberkebun @IDberkebun"...
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Community bonding through urban farming

Community bonding through urban farming | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The kampong spirit that thrives in the HDB heartlands can flourish in private housing estates too, Minister for National Development Khaw Boon Wan said in his latest blog post on Sunday.
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