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How vertical farming reinvents agriculture

http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/wwfeatures/wm/live/1600_900/images/live/p0/4z/5d/p04z5dwd.jpg Instead of growing crops in sunny fields or greenhouses, some companies stack them and grow them in old, dark warehouses with UV lights — saving water and harvesting produce faster....

Twelve Organizations Promoting Urban Agriculture around the World

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) defines urban agriculture as “the growing of plants and the raising of animals within and around cities” to provide fresh food, generate employment, recycle waste, and strengthen cities’ resilience to...

Beware! Monsanto Turns Its Attention to the Produce Aisle

Published on Friday, September 04, 2015 by Food & Water Watch Blog http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/09/04/beware-monsanto-turns-its-attention-produce-aisle by Genna Reed 'Although super nutritious broccoli sounds benign enough,' explains Reed, 'it’s the...

Solar garden proposed for Nelson, B.C., could be a 1st in Canada

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/solar-garden-proposed-for-nelson-b-c-could-be-a-1st-in-canada-1.3136182/ The solar garden would provide residents with 'clean' energy and credits on their power bill By Daybreak South, CBC News Posted: Jul 03, 2015 7:21...

Power to the People: Solar for Everyone

Workers install solar panels. (photo: Michaela Rehle/Reuters) http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/271-38/30914-power-to-the-people-solar-for-everyone By Bill McKibben, The New Yorker Mark and Sara Borkowski live with their two young daughters in a century-old,...