vertical farming

  • US city adopts eco-friendly vertical farming: Chicago is trying a novel approach to grow crops indoors and help meet demand, 2.18 min, on Al-Jazeera English, Dec 14, 2013;
  • South Korea moving towards vertical farming, 2.20 min,  uploaded by Sunny Yeh, Nov 25, 2013;
  • Sky Greens: Singapore’s first vertical farm plans to boost veggie output with minimum space, 2.04 min, uploaded by DDNewsofficial, Nov 20, 2013;
  • Rochester Vertical Farm, 0.46 min, uploaded by MisanthropicWish, Nov 16, 2013;
  • The Future of Food Vertical Farming, Nanotech 2013, 1.59 min, uploaded by BestDocumentaries, Nov 20, 2013 – (he speaks about already 3 years ago, on YouTube: The Vertical Farm, 19.10 min, [TEDxWindyCity, by Dickson Despommier], uploaded by TEDxTalks, Nov 3, 2010);  
  • The Vertical Farm, 16.12 min, (Dickson Despommier at TEDxMiddlebury), uploaded by TEDxTalks, December 12, 2013: Dickson Despommier is the Emeritus Professor of Public Health and Microbiology at Columbia University, and the vertical farming concept grew out of a medical ecology course he taught in 1999. Articles about the subject have been published in The New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, Popular Science, Scientific American and Maxim. In October 2010, his first book on the subject, The Vertical Farm: Feeding the World in the 21st Century, was published. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations);
  • Ecopia: The Sky’s the Limit – In Focus, 26.16 min, uploaded by DW english, June 26, 2013: From Vertical Farming in New York City to the “Garden City” of Singapore, a new generation of ultra-modern skyscrapers is helping to revive city centers, spare the climate and check urban sprawl. Building “green” is now an economic necessity. The key question is how to build a high-rise that is both green and efficient. The first certified sustainable office high-rise is going up in Panama City.

Other Links:

Jill Stein: US faces political problem in tackling violent gun crime, on Russia Today RT, Dec 15, 2013;

Grammar schools only benefit middle class, says education chief, on The Times.co.uk/Education, by Sonia Elka, Dec 15, 2013: … Grammar schools are stuffed full of middle-class kids. A tiny percentage are on free school meals: 3%. That is a nonsense …;

Clashes in Madrid as demonstrators rally against anti-protest bill (VIDEOS, PHOTOS), on Russia Today RT, Dec 14, 2013;

Egypt: A campus revolution? As Egyptian students demand that their voices be heard, we ask at what cost their calls for change could be achieved, on Al Jazeera, by Rezaa Kasu, Dec 14, 2013;

Canadian Spy Agency Establishes Covert Surveillance Operations Worldwide as Part of NSA Global Spying Apparatus, on Global Research.ca (first on WSWS), by Dylan Lubao and Keith Jones, Dec 14, 2013;

Obituary: David Edward Hyland (March 7, 1947 — December 8, 2013), on WSWS, Dec 8, 2013: It is with great sadness that the World Socialist Web Site informs our readers of the death of Comrade Dave Hyland, aged just 66 years … //
… He became the national secretary of the International Communist Party and, for a shorter period, its successor, the Socialist Equality Party, before retiring as a result of ill health …;

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