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Will Healthy Soil Be Our Climate Savior?

Posted: 02.27.2017 no comments

 

With Spaceship Earth hurtling through space at great speed, imagine if someone told you (a passenger on that ship) that the main oxygen systems were failing because of how food was being grown. What would you do upon receiving that dire warning?   An imminent oxygen loss just happens to be current fact. Industrial agriculture […]

 

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Vertical Vegetable Garden at O’Hare Feeds Hungry Travelers

Posted: 02.06.2017 no comments

 

Rushing through a busy airport, you wouldn’t expect to see a lush green vegetable garden. But at Chicago’s O’Hare International, that’s exactly what you’ll find. In the airport’s rotunda, travelers can admire 26 vertical towers that house more than 1,000 plants and 44 varieties of vegetables, herbs, and leafy greens.

 

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Spaceship Earth – Your Main Oxygen Systems are Collapsing

Posted: 02.03.2017 no comments

 

As the brilliant futurist Buckminster Fuller used to point out, our Spaceship Earth is hurtling through space at a great speed. Imagine if someone told you (a passenger on that ship) that the main oxygen systems were failing because of how food was being grown.

 

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Appliance puts nanofarm in your kitchen

Posted: 09.13.2016 no comments

 

Replantable aims to be a hands-off modular indoor growing device for fresh homegrown produce, year-round. The future of fresh homegrown food may be an indoor one, at least in the cold season and for those without garden space, and although I’m a bit of a Luddite when it comes to gardening, it’s fairly obvious to me that there are plenty of situations where growing food indoors makes sense, even if it entails buying yet another plugged-in appliance.

 

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WATCH:THE IDIOT CYCLE

Posted: 07.27.2016 no comments

 

The award-winning documentary The Idiot Cycle (2009) about the companies involved in producing toxic chemicals, cancer treatments and genetically modified crops. Directed by Emmanuelle Schick Garcia and produced by Laila Tahhar and JPS Films.

 

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Chicago Is Becoming The Country’s Urban Farming Capital

Posted: 07.19.2016 no comments

 

When you walk into Farmed Here’s 90,000-square-foot warehouse in Bedford Park, a sleepy industrial outpost about 15 miles southwest of Chicago, you might not immediately register that you’re standing in the second coming of the locavore movement. But then you get inside and smell basil—along with baby greens, broccoli, and kale—all of it bathed in the purple fluorescence of LED light and stacked seven racks high in a massive hydroponic system that pumps soybean- and kelp-infused water through a temperature- and humidity-controlled system, nearly 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

 

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WATCH: A Place at the Table

Posted: 07.11.2016 no comments

 

50 Million Americans—1 in 4 children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from. A Place at the Table tells the powerful stories of three such Americans, who maintain their dignity even as they struggle just to eat. In a riveting journey that will change forever how you think about the hungry, A Place at the Tableshows how the issue could be solved forever, once the American public decides—as they have in the past—that ending hunger is in the best interests of us all.

 

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Top 10 States Committed to Local Food

Posted: 06.23.2016 no comments

 

Vermont once again tops all the other states in terms of their commitment to local food, according to the 2016 Locavore Index.

 

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Extinction Labels

Posted: 06.13.2016 no comments

 

The Center for Biological Diversity, an environmental nonprofit, wants you to know how food production affects wildlife. Piggybacking on the government’s recent redesign of nutrition labels on food packing, the group has created their own “extinction labels,” which detail what wildlife you’re endangering when you chow down on bacon, beef and chicken.

 

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WATCH: FRESH the movie

Posted: 05.01.2016 no comments

 

FRESH trailer from ana joanes on Vimeo.   FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable […]

 

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