Tag: food

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BIODIVERSITY LOSS

In his search to reconnect with his Native American heritage, Oklahoma farmer Carl Barnes pursued old, native varieties of corn. In doing so he discovered a brilliant variety of corn now known as Glass Gem Corn that appears gem-like. This…

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GREEN UP-RISE

A ‘hybridized program’ has been inserted into a new apartment high-rise. This program contains housing residences, an art gallery, plus 10 floors of indoor farming terraces. Situated near New York City’s ‘High Line’ a design group called the ‘Weston Baker…

GROW.BAR

Guys…this is a cool one! If you have ever wanted to grow fresh greens directly in your home, this is the perfect vehicle. The problem always seems to be daylight. Now, Grow.Bar (featured on kickstarter) is a new indoor growing…

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Land of the Rising Farm

A growing trend in urban Japan is indoor farming. As farmland is scarce, a wide variety of herbs and greens can be cultivated in climate-controlled environments under LED lighting at home for energy efficient food production. Two Japanese farms (Indoor…

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AQUAPONICS IKEA STYLE

IKEA and SPACE10 have recently teamed up and are exploring the future of food production. As readers of previous posts know, food shortage is a very real issue facing our planet. As the seventh largest restaurant chain in the world IKEA…

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Urban Farm

Producing food within an urban context is gaining much interest. Now, the French architectural firm Zundel and Cristea have developed an intriguing design for smaller-scale urban farms, to be dotted over the urban fabric. These farms have been designed to…

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URBAN FARM TOWER

As the density of our urban fabric ever increases (along with the number of residents), city-dwellers become further distanced from the growth of the food they consume. This distance still remains an ecological problem! However, ‘urban vertical farms’ have taken…

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HARVEST TOWER

By 2050, there will be a global additional of 3 billion more mouths to feed! It appears that the traditional farming we know today will not be able to cope with the predicted population increase. In such a case, new…

Origami Microgardens

‘Tomorrow Machine‘ are a Swedish design studio. They have been collaborating with INFARM, an indoor farming startup. Together they have created Origami Microgarden. This microgarden is an ultra-stylish way to grow your own veggies innovatively inside your home. It was…

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No Waste

The ubiquitous grocery store is pretty much the same wherever you go. There are however occasional exceptions to this rule, and this store in Berlin, Germany is one of them! The name of the store is ‘Original Unverpackt’ and it’s…