“In Defense of Food,” Advice for Health

  Michael Pollan, author of In Defense of Food, offers advice on how to eat to achieve maximum health. “Where does your food really come from, and what should you have for dinner? Chances are that your food traveled hundreds of miles before it landed on your plate. But some experts say eating local might make us healthier, and better stewards of the environment.” Read an Excerpt (bottom half of…

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Smoothie for Weight Loss & Better Complexion

This is a good way to lose weight, and get a glowing complexion. Green smoothies are rich in immune boosting nutrients, which provide the body with minerals and vitamins. Also, a green smoothie gets their vibrant color from chlorophyll, a nutrient-rich pigment found in leafy vegetables, which cleans the body of harmful toxins, oxygenates the blood and helps boost energy. INGREDIENTS: A bunch of Kale/or Spinach, fresh from Tower Garden…

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Different Ways of Producing and Providing Food

French Pavilion at the Expo Milan 2015: Different Ways of Producing and Providing Food Let’s take a look at the french pavilion at the 2015 Expo Milano. It is an interesting lightweight wood structure that can be dismantled and reused at the end of the Expo. How can we feed the world, today and tomorrow? How can we ensure adequate food for mankind that is of good quality and healthy…

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Rooftop Aquaponics

World’s First Commercial Rooftop Aquaponic Farm by David Thorpe Urban farming comes in many shapes and forms: from traditional farming, to permaculture, hydroponics, aeroponics, and aquaponics. These new farming systems will help develop more produce in urban environments and have more residents be engaged in providing food to their families and communities. David Thorpe focuses on aquaponics, and how it has grown commercially in Switzerland. This type of farming will…

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What is Unique About Aeroponics?

Aeroponics is considered a closed hydroponic system. Therefore, nutrients and water are continually recycled, preserving our natural resources and the environment. This economical growing system is suitable for home growers and commercial growers alike, and can produce a wide variety of crops in a relatively small growing space. Aeroponics is cutting edge in the world of hydroponics. Aeroponics is a hydroponic system in which plant roots are suspended in air…

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Food & the City: Urban Agriculture

Farm Urbana 2014 - Ruth Meghiddo

Food and the City: Urban Agriculture and the New Food Revolution When you’re standing in the midst of a supermarket, it’s hard to imagine that you’re looking at a failing industrial food system. The abundance all around you looks impressive but is really a facade. In fact, there’s just a three-day supply of food available for any given city due to complex, just-in-time international supply chains. The system is not…

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Will Allen Leading Farmer

Will Allen Leading Farmer Will Allen Leading Farmer. Will Allen, farmer, founder and CEO of Growing Power Inc., is recognized as a preeminent practitioner of urban agriculture in America and throughout the world. Will grew up on a small farm in Maryland, the second-youngest of six children of a sharecropper. Despite a strict rule of his father’s – no sports until all farm chores were done – he became a…

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Peak Water: What Happens When the Wells Go Dry?

Research DATA on Water& Energy Posted July 10, 2013 by Earth Policy Institute & filed under Consumerism, Deforestation,Desertification, Food Shortages, Global Warming/Climate Change, Soil Erosion & Contamination,Water Contaminaton & Loss. by Lester R. Brown, Earth Policy Institute

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So Much Waste…

Why do we spend and waste so much time and energy in bringing fresh produce to your supermarket, when we can just grow locally? Think of the process: seeding – growing – harvesting – storage – transport – storage again – distribute, all this work and energy spent in order to bring fresh produce to the shelves of a supermarket that can last only for about 3 days with up…

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