“Let food be thy medicine and medicine thy food” is what founder of modern medicine Hippocrates said way back in 431 B.C. Today a Pennsylvania hospital is doing exactly that, healing patients by feeding them organic produce during their stay. Despite the founder of modern medicine urging the use of food as medicine, here we…

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The Rich Earth Institute in Brattleboro, Vermont, is likely the only organization measuring success in gallons of urine. In 2012, Kim Nace, Rich Earth’s administrative director and partner Abe Noe-Hays collected 600 gallons of urine from friends and neighbors. The next year, the organization brought in about 3,000 gallons from 170 human volunteers. Rebecca Rueter,…

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An estimated 80% of the earth’s population will live in cities by the year 2050, and to meet the increasing demand for food, urban vertical farms are sprouting up around the globe.  Using vertical space to grow crops, vertical farms can produce 10x, 20x, 50x, even 100x (or more) food per acre than conventional farms. …

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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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