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COMMENTARY: Urban farming is an urban myth

COMMENTARY: Urban farming is an urban myth | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

He may be right on conventional farming, but dead wrong on going to vertical farming technology in urban environments ... none of the drawbacks he alludes to ... only high quality produce !!!

 

Growing four heads of lettuce isn't really going to have an impact on feeding the world as Maurice Hladik notes in his explanation of the unreal expectations by the urban farming movement.

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Former McDonald’s CEO Opens a Sustainable and Healthy Fast-Food Restaurant to Rival the Giant

Former McDonald’s CEO Opens a Sustainable and Healthy Fast-Food Restaurant to Rival the Giant | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Mike Roberts, former president and CEO of fast-food chain McDonald's has co-founded Lyfe Kitchen, a restaurant that aims to do healthy food on a fast-food scale.
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Sodexo Expands Meatless Mondays to Government & Corporate Offices

Sodexo Expands Meatless Mondays to Government & Corporate Offices | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, Sodexo took the initiative to publicize vegetarian options through Meatless Mondays in more than 900 hospitals.
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Dallas Is Building a 5 Acre "Deck Park" Over a Freeway

Dallas Is Building a 5 Acre "Deck Park" Over a Freeway | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Klyde Warren Park, in construction, is a new urban green space built over an active freeway.
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Extreme Drought Areas in US Nearly Triple in One Week

Extreme Drought Areas in US Nearly Triple in One Week | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

"Unprecedented speed .... and more to come ... watch for food security problems developing globally as we are prime exporter of corn ...

 

For myself, studying drought, that's rapid.

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crowdfunder.com: The Business Crowdfunding Platform

crowdfunder.com: The Business Crowdfunding Platform | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
crowdfunder is a Business Crowdfunding platform that will enable U.S. startups and small businesses to raise funds by selling equity, debt, and revenue-based securities to investors online.

Create a Company Profile: win community votes and Supporters Contest Judges pick 10 startups to pitch at live event to the Vegas Tech Fund Winner meets with the Vegas Tech Fund partners for up to $500,000 in funding*

*Investment requires relocation to Las Vegas to be a part of the Vegas Community

http://www.crowdfunder.com/crowdstart-las-vegas ;

http://www.crowdfunder.com/how-it-works


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Online marketplace set to launch local food vendors into the mainstream

Online marketplace set to launch local food vendors into the mainstream | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
As the tech world rushes to fill the local food space, a team of industry veterans has launched Good Eggs, a site to help small vendors scale up.
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Rojkind Arquitectos’ Tori Tori Restaurant has a Green Wall and a Funky Organic Facade

Rojkind Arquitectos’ Tori Tori Restaurant has a Green Wall and a Funky Organic Facade | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Rojkind Arquitectos created the Tori Tori japanese restaurant in Mexico city with a stunning green wall, and a modern geometric building skin.
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Worst U.S. Drought in 50 Years to Raise Food Prices in 2013

Worst U.S. Drought in 50 Years to Raise Food Prices in 2013 | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Consumers can expect the worst US drought in 50 years to cast a shadow across food prices throughout 2013, according to fresh government dat...
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Meet Good Eggs, the Etsy for Local Foodies

Meet Good Eggs, the Etsy for Local Foodies | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Walk into your neighborhood farmers market and you'll see stands packed with just-picked fruits and vegetables, and tables lined with cheese...
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The world is closer to a food crisis than most people realise

The world is closer to a food crisis than most people realise | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Lester R.Brown: Unless we move quickly to adopt new population, energy, and water policies, the goal of eradicating hunger will remain just that...

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In Portland: A CSA … On A Superfund Site?

In Portland: A CSA … On A Superfund Site? | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The aquaponics gurus at Portland Purple Water have a grand vision for community supported agriculture on what is now a pretty rough-looking piece of indus (What a cool idea!
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Green roofs sprout on local schools and condos

Green roofs sprout on local schools and condos | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
High on the rooftops of Ottawa, where birds perch and humans rarely tread, it's possible to find beautiful oases scattered across the city.
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Beautiful Norwegian Homes Topped with Lush Green Roofs

Beautiful Norwegian Homes Topped with Lush Green Roofs | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Green roofs may be a newer phenomenon in many places, but Norwegians have been planting greenery atop their houses for hundreds of years. (RT @inhabitat: These beautiful Norwegian homes are topped with lush, foliage-covered, green roofs!
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Tokyo bakery's visual recognition checkout sorts the sandwiches from the croissants (video)

Tokyo bakery's visual recognition checkout sorts the sandwiches from the croissants (video) | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
We've seen food recognition tools in the past, but none as slick as this one being trialed at a Tokyo bakery.
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USDA Backs Off Supporting Meatless Mondays After Livestock Producers Cry Foul

USDA Backs Off Supporting Meatless Mondays After Livestock Producers Cry Foul | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Apparently, even suggesting that one day a week without meat is one too many for the National Cattlemen's Beef Association.
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A Cow, a Goat, and a Chicken Walk Into My Backyard, and Eat It

A Cow, a Goat, and a Chicken Walk Into My Backyard, and Eat It | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
We're all about beautifying our surroundings here at Wired Design. But mowing the lawn is just ... so ... much ... work. And until the IPO h...
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Nation’s Top Chefs, Food and Nutrition Experts Denounce Flawed House Farm Bill

More than 60 leading chefs, authors, food and agriculture policy and nutrition experts, business leaders and environment and health organizations have sent an open letter to Capitol Hill objecting that the House agriculture committee’s proposed farm bill would “steer the next five years of national food and farm policy in the wrong direction.”


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Bringing Detroit's Toxic Soil Back To Life

Bringing Detroit's Toxic Soil Back To Life | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Believe it or not, Theodore Kozerski's garden experiment began as an archaeological dig.
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Beyond Meat: Fake chicken that tastes so real it will freak you out.

Beyond Meat: Fake chicken that tastes so real it will freak you out. | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The first time a vegetarian tastes Beyond Meat’s ersatz animal flesh, he’ll feel delighted and queasy at the same time.
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Can Sculptures Fix Buffalo's Urban Farming Program?

Can Sculptures Fix Buffalo's Urban Farming Program? | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Contaminated soil has made growing difficult for many farmers. But Artfarms thinks they can change that. (RT @AtlanticCities: Like many cities, Buffalo has a ton of empty land.
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70%+ of Arctic Sea Ice Melting Caused by Human Activity

70%+ of Arctic Sea Ice Melting Caused by Human Activity | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
That's at minimum. It may be as high as 95%, a new study says.
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Bay Area Leads New Ranking of US Eco-Friendly Cities

Bay Area Leads New Ranking of US Eco-Friendly Cities | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
That's perhaps to be expected, but would you have guessed that Las Vegas has more green architects than any other city?
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The Secret Is in the Soil

The Secret Is in the Soil | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

The secret is in the soil. And unlike conventional farming, which decimates soil life with toxic synthetic chemicals designed to kill plant and insect life, organic farming techniques improve the soil's ability to absorb and hold water. Organic agriculture is about providing plants with a support system so they can thrive.


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Internet of food: Arduino-based, urban aquaponics in Oakland

The land in West Oakland where Eric Maundu is trying to farm is covered with freeways, roads, light rail and parking lots so there's not much arable land and...
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