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In London, a Farm in a Shop

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FARM:shop is a radical experiment in retail and urban farming

At an empty storefront in East London, a group of designers led by the crew from Something & Son have opened what must be the world's first farm in a shop. The disused shop has been transformed into productive urban farm with hydroponic and aquaponic plants, a backyard garden, a rooftop chicken coop, and tilapia in the front room. Meanwhile, the bottom floor dishes out......read more

Sow Seeds, Not Greed

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Farmers bring the sustainable food movement to Wall Street

It's been a long time since farmers congregated in downtown Manhattan -- around 350 years, to be exact. The folks who populate Wall Street and rural America don't cross paths much these days. It's easy to forget that Wall Street used to be rural America; in 1644, the area contained so many cows that the Dutch colonists had to erect a cattle guard to keep them from straying.......read more

Sustainable Food Trends 2011

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The top shifts in cooking and eating over the past year

With the skyrocketing popularity of farmers' markets, urban gardening, and foraging, 2011 has been a banner year in the sustainable food movement. Those three activities get no shortage of coverage here on SHFT, but this year has also been a standout for plenty of less heralded trends in the burgeoning realm of sustainable food. At Grist, Twilight Greenaway lays out a few of her favorites of......read more

The Meat Question

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Can you eat meat with a clear environmental conscience? Mitchell Flexo puts the query to pasture

What you eat matters. Not only for your health, but for the health of the environment too. As more people begin to realize the seriousness of the climate change issue they are looking for ways they can make a difference. What we eat has a huge effect on the climate. So let's take a fork and knife to the omnivore/vegetarian/vegan debate and and see what it's all about.The conventional system of......read more

Whole Foods to Halt Sale of Unsustainable Fish

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Grocer announces plan to stop selling 'red-rated' seafood

As of April 22 (aka Earth Day 2012), Whole Foods shoppers will no longer be able to purchase fish pulled from depleted waters or collected through unsustainable means.  The Austin, TX-based retailer will no longer stock fish and other seafood rated red, as in "avoid," by a color code established in partnership with the Blue Ocean Institute and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. That includes......read more

Is Lyfe Kitchen the Sustainable McDonald's?

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Former Golden Arches execs look to bring health to fast food

The big dude with the tattoos and a bad case of five o’clock shadow served up a plate of roasted kabocha squash, organic brussels sprouts, and free-range chicken breast. None of this would have been worth noting had the dish been just another locavore delicacy, prepared by just another hipster chef, during just another lunch hour here among the food-obsessed in Palo Alto,......read more

Brooklyn Grange Celebrates First Rooftop Harvest

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Take a first look at the massive, 43,000 square-foot farm at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

Brooklyn Grange, the rooftop farming operation that launched in Long Island City a couple years ago, celebrated its first harvest at its new site, a 43,000 square-foot rooftop farm in Brooklyn -- now the largest such farm in NYC.   Located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the rooftop farm was financed in part by a $592,730 grant from the DEP's Green Infrastructure Grant Program. Mayor......read more

Orbiting Garden by Garden Fresh Farms

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City bus-sized urban farming contraption can produce 50 pounds of basil a day

Imagine a sustainable farm that is about the size of a city bus and is capable of producing fifty pounds of basil per day. Not only is that possible, you could help make it a reality in your community. Garden Fresh Farms is a St. Paul, Minnesota-based sustainable agriculture company that is trying to raise funds to build more of their Orbiting Gardens. Their Kickstarter......read more

California's Central Valley: Our Greatest Food Resource

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So why are we treating it so badly?

Stretching 450 miles from Bakersfield north to Redding, California’s expansive Central Valley contains some of the most productive farmland in the world. The sun shines 300 days a year and the valley represents the world's largest patch of Class A soil -- the very best growing dirt there is.  So it doesn't surprise us to learn that the area grows the majority of the produce......read more

Will the Farm Bill Address GMO Concerns?

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With California's Prop 37 narrowly defeated, GMO labeling proponents take aim at the federal Farm Bill

California's Proposition 37, which would have required that genetically modified foods carry a label, suffered a narrow defeat (53 to 47) last week, thanks largely to the $45 million No On Prop 37 ad blitz backed by Big Food companies like Monsanto. Despite the defeat of the bill, GMO labeling advocates have plenty to be proud about, considering that the Yes cause was outspent 5 to 1......read more

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