Posts Tagged ‘food’

Gotham Greens: America’s First Commercial Rooftop Greenhouse Farm On Whole Foods Store

A neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, is now benefiting from a revolutionary partnership in urban agriculture — a 20,000-square-foot rooftop greenhouse built on a Whole Foods supermarket. The partnering farmers are from a company called Gotham Greens, and together they are growing high-quality, pesticide-free produce year-round for their customers.  Gotham Greens says the new facility…

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The Darkside of Turf Lawn and 8 Amazing Alternatives

With a passion unmatched in other countries, American’s water, spray, weed, and mow between 35 million – 50 million acres of lawn, all without suspecting any negative impact on their health or environmental health. In his book on the history of America’s obsession with the perfect lawn, Ted Steinberg writes, “The rise of the perfect…

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The Future of Food: How Urban Farming Will Feed Everyone On Earth

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that, from 2010 to 2012, nearly 870 million people of the 7.1 billion people in the world, were suffering from chronic undernourishment.  This means that one out of every eight people were not getting enough food. A recent French study has predicted the world population will rise…

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Hydroponics: 90% Less Water Than Conventional Farming

As rising food costs become an increasing burden on people’s lives, more people are seeking ways to grow food for themselves in inexpensive and sustainable ways.  Hydroponics is gardening without soil, where plants are placed in a growing medium and nutrients are fed to the roots directly from water. Not only can you save money…

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Green Bronx Machine Transforms Kids Lives with Urban Agriculture

Amidst New York City’s South Bronx—a place traditionally rife with gang activity, poverty and crime— a thriving population of young urban farmers are greening and beautifying neighborhoods, growing healthy food and providing it to people in need. This is the Green Bronx Machine—led by Stephen Ritz, one very inspiring man. “We are growing ourselves into…

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Will Work for Sugar: Mycorrhizae Dramatically Increases Plant Growth and Yields

Mycorrhizae are a soil fungi which symbiotically colonize plant roots, increasing their root system several hundred to several thousand times.  By extending their fungal root systems deeper into the soil, they dramatically enhance a plant’s ability to absorb water and other nutrients. In exchange for sugar from plant leaves, mycorrhizae transport nutrients and water to…

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Study: Chocolate Melts Fat and Provides Significant Health Benefits

A new observational study published in the journal Nutrition, confirms that chocolate consumption may have significant health benefits. The European study titled, “Association between chocolate consumption and fatness in European adolescents,” found a higher chocolate consumption was associated with lower total and central fatness in European adolescents. The study method was reported as follows: “This…

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Turmeric Cancer Treatment: Your Complete Guide

“Curcumin acts against transcription factors, which are like a master switch. Transcription factors regulate all the genes needed for tumors to form. When we turn them off, we shut down some genes that are involved in the growth and invasion of cancer cells.” – Bharat Aggarwal Turmeric is an orange-colored Indian spice that has been…

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School Gardens Sprouting Up in Countries Worldwide

Students learn more than horticulture when they get their hands dirty. Red and yellow tulips are blooming at Winchester Public School in downtown Toronto, but that’s not all that is growing there. Students are planting radishes, spinach, parsley, carrots and mouse melons, too. Composting is the lesson for the day in this large food garden. “The worms…

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