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BOOK REVIEW: The Vertical Farm by Dick Despommier

BOOK REVIEW: The Vertical Farm by Dick Despommier

The Vertical Farm is an expanded edition of Despommier's earlier essay on vertical farming, which explains the many advantages of vertical farming. As Despommier rallies, vertical farms could enable every

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U.S. Imports Expensive Feed from China to Satisfy American Appetite for Organic Eggs

U.S. Imports Expensive Feed from China to Satisfy American Appetite for Organic Eggs

Bad news organic egg fans: your tasty breakfast staple might not be as ethical or good for the environment as you'd like to think. According to an NPR report, American farmers struggling to keep up with

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D.IS.H’s Seismic Harvest Re-Imagines Earthquake Simulators as Harvesting Systems for Urban Farming

D.IS.H’s Seismic Harvest Re-Imagines Earthquake Simulators as Harvesting Systems for Urban Farming

Seismic Harvest is a proposed energy-efficient green belt above a freeway near San Francisco that combines wind, solar energy and train vibration to generate enough energy required for farming. It

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Bhutan Announces Plans to Become the World’s First 100% Organic Nation

Bhutan Announces Plans to Become the World’s First 100% Organic Nation

Bhutan photo from Shutterstock Bhutan has announced plans to become the first country in the world to grow all of its crops using only organic agricultural practices. The Himalayan nation, which

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Benefits of Organic Food Go Beyond Vitamins and Minerals

Benefits of Organic Food Go Beyond Vitamins and Minerals

It makes sense to this writer that organic food is a healthier option than convention produce, which is grown with synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. Take away those harmful chemicals, and organic

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Ridiculous Study Alert: Eating Organic Food Can Make You A Judgemental Jerk!

Ridiculous Study Alert: Eating Organic Food Can Make You A Judgemental Jerk!

If you’re about to tuck into an freshly grown, locally-produced organic lunch, then here’s something that may interest you. According to a study conducted at Loyola University in New

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Daring Chef at Planet Restaurant Creates 6 Course Vegan Menu in Carnivore Country, South Africa

Daring Chef at Planet Restaurant Creates 6 Course Vegan Menu in Carnivore Country, South Africa

The Mount Nelson Hotel hosted us and a guest two weeks ago while we were touring Cape Town's numerous eco-initiatives. Our appetizer consisted of light pastries filled with beetroot, eggplant, turnip and

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Telaithrion Will Be Greece’s First Ever Eco-Community

Telaithrion Will Be Greece’s First Ever Eco-Community

Even those of us who aren't so savvy about economics know that Greece is in big trouble - but the country’s very first eco-community, which is currently under construction, offers a green glimmer of

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Brooklyn Grange is the World’s Largest Rooftop Farm!

Brooklyn Grange is the World’s Largest Rooftop Farm!

New York City is not what comes to mind when you think of lush green farms, but these days it seems like every unused space, from stalled construction sites to abandoned basketball courts, is being

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Help the Living Farm Build a New Outdoor Classroom!

Help the Living Farm Build a New Outdoor Classroom!

For the last seven years, The Living Farm has been on a quest to educate the next generation of small scale organic farmers and help build a sustainable national food system. To expand its current

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Self-sustaining BioEnergy Domes Produce Organic Veggies, Fish and Energy!

Self-sustaining BioEnergy Domes Produce Organic Veggies, Fish and Energy!

Pacific Domes has already installed a BioEnergy Dome that helps feed and supply energy to the residents of the Navajo Indian Reservation in Naatani, Arizona. The interior hosts a fresh pond, which

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BOOM! A Political Statement in the Form of Chocolate

BOOM! A Political Statement in the Form of Chocolate

Mexico is one of the largest producers of cacao in the world, cultivating this ancient currency for over three millennia. But while it’s the birthplace of chocolate, any production of this lucrative

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New Yorkers: Support Eco-Friendly Wine in Grocery Stores!

New Yorkers: Support Eco-Friendly Wine in Grocery Stores!

Hey New Yorkers - have you ever had to make an extra stop after the grocery store to pick up wine?  If you're one of the many people living in NY who wish they could simply buy wine at their local

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Smarter Cities: Vertical Farming Could Ease World’s Agricultural Woes

Smarter Cities: Vertical Farming Could Ease World’s Agricultural Woes

By 2050, the world's population will have increased by 3 billion people, requiring an additional chunk of arable land the size of Brazil in order to grow enough food. Add to that the potential loss of

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Big Box Agriculture Transforms Grocers Into Growers

Big Box Agriculture Transforms Grocers Into Growers

Results are in for the ReBurbia competition to re-envision the suburbs, and we're thrilled to count Forrest Fulton among the top three winners for his Big Box Agriculture proposal! This creative and

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The White House Organic Farm Project

The White House Organic Farm Project

Last week, we covered the results of the White House Redux competition. The competition asked what the White House might look like if it was designed today. This week, we are visiting with activists

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SAN FRANCISCO’S TREASURE ISLAND GOES GREEN

SAN FRANCISCO’S TREASURE ISLAND GOES GREEN

San Francisco Bay's islands are going green, first with the renovation of Alcatraz, and now with the major redevelopment of a completely sustainable city on Treasure Island. The 400-acre man-made island,

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