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Study calls budding octopus farm industry unethical and unsustainable

A new study by an international group of scientists denounces the up-and-coming octopus farming industry as both detrimental to fragile marine ecosystems and unethical given their high intelligence. As countries like Japan announce they will start selling farmed octopus in 2020, researchers call on companies and governments to discontinue funding the new industry, claiming there is still an opportunity to prevent the same unethical and destructive mistakes that have already been made with land-...
Tags: Japan, Design, News, Environment, Sustainable Farming, Marine Conservation, Octopus, New York University, Aquaculture, Observer, Jacquet, Marine Ecosystems, Octopus Farm, Aquatic Species, Jennifer Jacquet


California restaurants add carbon emission surcharge

Sustainable restaurants in California are going a step further to stop climate change by adding a farm-to-table and back-to-farm-again surcharge that allows patrons to support climate smart farming practices within the state. This Fall, participating restaurants will begin adding the optional one percent surcharge intended to offset emissions by paying farmers to store carbon in healthy soil and vegetation. The initiative is a joint partnership by the Perennial Farming Initiative, the Californi...
Tags: Design, News, Climate Change, California, Restaurants, Environment, San Francisco, Farming, Agriculture, Carbon Emissions, Sustainable Farming, Composting, Anthony Myint, California Air Resources Board, KTVU, California Department of Food and Agriculture


Dairy farmers' excess milk gets a second life feeding the hungry

Automation may have caused a significant surplus of dairy products and a corresponding price drop, but one non-profit has stepped up to ensure food – and farms – don’t go to waste. Philabundance, a food bank in Philadelphia, is working with cow ranchers to help sell their foods while also keeping hungry families fed in the city. After shifting their farming focus away from traditional milk packaging and sales, Pennsylvania’s dairy farmers struggled to keep family businesses afloat. According to...
Tags: Design, News, Animals, Environment, Pennsylvania, Conservation, Dairy, Agriculture, Philadelphia, Food Waste, Sustainable Farming, Sustainable Food, Social Responsibility, Green Business, Green Materials, Sustainable Materials


Elegant LEED Gold winery mimics Napa Valleys curves

Cargotecture has found an unlikely home at a winery in Napa Valley. Local firm Signum Architecture completed Odette Estate Winery, a LEED Gold-certified round building powered by solar and fitted with three shipping containers repurposed as offices. Designed to reflect the elegance and femininity of the wines produced there, the winery sports a curved form that evokes a swan’s wing—a nod to the Tchaikovsky ballet character Odette of Swan Lake. Selected as an Industrial Building Category winne...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Green Building, Sustainable Farming, Solar Panels, Winery, Carousel Showcase, Green Roof, Cargotecture, Leed Gold, Napa Valley, Tchaikovsky, Shipping Container, Napa Valleys, Odette


IKEA, David Chang and ruler of Dubai invest $40 million in AeroFarms vertical farming

If there was any question that indoor vertical farming is the future of agriculture, the latest announcement from AeroFarms will remove any doubt. The revolutionary company just secured a whopping $40 million in financing from world-renowned chef David Chang, megabrand IKEA and the ruler of Dubai — Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid. The company intends to use the money to address the escalating challenge of bringing healthy, sustainable food to the growing global population using their innovative aero...
Tags: Design, News, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Ikea, Manhattan, Sustainable Farming, Sustainable Agriculture, Urban Farming, Vertical Garden, Indoor Farming, Vertical Farming, David-chang, Momofuku, Aeroponics, Hydroponics


Sun Commune pavilion teaches urban kids about sustainable farming in China

For a country like China, where one-fifth of the farmland is contaminated, raising awareness about sustainable farming is more important than ever. That’s why design studio Superimpose teamed up with the local farming community in rural Hangzhou’s Tai Yang Valley to build an educational pavilion about organic food production. Created for the local initiative Sun Commune, the ring-shaped MICR-O pavilion serves as an educational platform to teach children from Hangzhou and Shanghai about nature a...
Tags: Design, China, Organic, Architecture, Beijing, Gallery, Farming, Shanghai, Agriculture, Green Building, Sustainable Farming, Hangzhou, Food Production, Carousel Showcase, Pavilion, Circular Pavilion


10 landscape design projects that turned neglected spaces into incredible parks

Landscape architects frequently work to transform areas that contain industrial and toxic waste, infrastructure no longer in use, or land affected by war, natural disaster or disuse. These neglected places, while often having a negative impact on the environment and surrounding community, are simultaneously part of our cultural heritage. To highlight the significance of these spaces, and the potential that they hold to become something more than a blight, we've gathered up a series of projects ...
Tags: Garden, New York, Design, New York City, Environment, San Francisco, Features, Park, Urban Design, Salem, Ecology, Sustainable Farming, Landscapes, Staten Island, Ba, San Francisco Bay


This massive farm grows 15% of Australia's tomatoes without soil, fresh water or fossil fuels

Did you know there is a way to grow tons of fresh fruits and vegetables with saltwater and solar energy? The good people at SunDrop Farms are doing just that with their Australian operation, where they grow 15 percent of the nation’s tomatoes. Seawater is piped in from a nearby gulf, desalinated using the reflected heat of the sun, and sprinkled on hydroponically grown produce in a revolutionary, renewable cycle of production. SunDrop Farms’ operation is fossil fuel-free, freshwater-free, and...
Tags: UK, Design, News, Australia, California, US, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Sustainable Farming, Solar Power, Sustainable Agriculture, Greenhouse, Water Issues, Coles, Sundrop Farms, Hydroponics


Pop-up shipping container farm puts a full acre of lettuce in your backyard

What if you'd love to start a farm but you live in the middle of a city with no access to arable land? A new rentable product called the CropBox packs a fully-installed hydroponic greenhouse full of delicious plants inside a 320 square foot shipping container that easily fits in a backyard. Thanks to the efficiency of hydroponics and the tight CropBox setup, with stacked rows of hydroponic plants, a full acre of lettuce (2200 sf) can fit inside this 320 sf shipping container footprint. This...
Tags: Design, Gallery, Innovation, Agriculture, Sustainable Farming, Sustainable Food, Urban Farming, Carousel Showcase, Sustainable Design, Nature / Environment, Reader Submitted Content, Cargotecture, Gardening And Plants, Williamson, Hydroponic, Hydroponics


Pop-up shipping container farm allow you to rent a mini farm for anywhere

What if you'd love to start a farm but you live in the middle of a city with no access to arable land? With a new product called CropBox, you can now rent a fully-installed hydroponic greenhouse full of delicious plants, all tucked inside a 320 square foot shipping container that easily fits in a backyard. Thanks to the efficiency of hydroponics and the tight CropBox setup, with stacked rows of hydroponic plants, a full acre of lettuce (2200 sf) can fit inside this 320 sf shipping container f...
Tags: Design, Innovation, Agriculture, Sustainable Farming, Sustainable Food, Urban Farming, Sustainable Design, Nature / Environment, Reader Submitted Content, Cargotecture, Gardening And Plants, Williamson, Hydroponic, Hydroponics


Pop-up shipping container farm allows you to rent a mini farm for anywhere

What if you'd love to start a farm but you live in the middle of a city with no access to arable land? With a new product called CropBox, you can now rent a fully-installed hydroponic greenhouse full of delicious plants, all tucked inside a 320 square foot shipping container that easily fits in a backyard. Thanks to the efficiency of hydroponics and the tight CropBox setup, with stacked rows of hydroponic plants, a full acre of lettuce (2200 sf) can fit inside this 320 sf shipping container f...
Tags: Design, Innovation, Agriculture, Sustainable Farming, Sustainable Food, Urban Farming, Sustainable Design, Nature / Environment, Reader Submitted Content, Cargotecture, Gardening And Plants, Williamson, Hydroponic, Hydroponics


IKEA's Space10 is creating on-site aquaponic farms for restaurant supply

Using LED lights from the IKEA RYDDA/VÄXER hydroponic garden, which will be available in the US next year, along with some good old classic shelves and plastic bins, Space10 has created a farm in a tiny basement room of their studio in Copenhagen. Over 80 percent of the supplies to create the farm came straight from IKEA, hacked to suit the purpose, of course. The entire project shows how technology and nature can combine to create a sustainable future - from the sounds of birds chirping, whic...
Tags: Design, US, Agriculture, Ikea, Sustainable Farming, Sustainable Food, Copenhagen, Clean Tech, Aquaponics, Urban Farming, Carousel Showcase, Vegetarian, Sustainable Eating, Indoor Farming, Gardening And Plants, Farm To Table


IKEA's Space10 is creating on-site aquaponic farms for restaurants

Using LED lights from the IKEA RYDDA/VÄXER hydroponic garden, which will be available in the US next year, along with some good old classic shelves and plastic bins, Space10 has created a farm in a tiny basement room of their studio in Copenhagen. Over 80 percent of the supplies to create the farm came straight from IKEA, hacked to suit the purpose, of course. The entire project shows how technology and nature can combine to create a sustainable future - from the sounds of birds chirping, whic...
Tags: Design, US, Agriculture, Ikea, Sustainable Farming, Sustainable Food, Copenhagen, Clean Tech, Aquaponics, Urban Farming, Carousel Showcase, Vegetarian, Sustainable Eating, Indoor Farming, Gardening And Plants, Farm To Table


IKEA's Space10 is working on on-site hydroponic farms for restaurants

Using LED lights from the IKEA RYDDA/VÄXER hydroponic garden, which will be available in the US next year, along with some good old classic shelves and plastic bins, Space10 has created a farm in a tiny basement room of their studio in Copenhagen. Over 80 percent of the supplies to create the farm came straight from IKEA, hacked to suit the purpose, of course. The entire project shows how technology and nature can combine to create a sustainable future - from the sounds of birds chirping, whic...
Tags: Design, US, Agriculture, Ikea, Sustainable Farming, Sustainable Food, Copenhagen, Clean Tech, Urban Farming, Carousel Showcase, Vegetarian, Sustainable Eating, Indoor Farming, Gardening And Plants, Farm To Table, Carla


Sustainable food in UAE

In last published post, I discussed what is Sustainable Food in general. But when we talk about sustainable food in UAE, there is quiet big change to make the food here sustainable. Growing food in UAE through traditional farming has huge challenges. There is no naturally occurring soil in UAE so soil is bought from other countries in Asia. Lot of water is used for farming, the harsh summer [Author: Amruta Kshemkalyani- Tavkar]
Tags: Asia, Farming, Sustainable Farming, Anime, Aquaponics, Uae, Organic Food, Tree Planting, Green Globe, Amruta Kshemkalyani Tavkar, Earthday, Bio Garden, Growing Herbs, Jabel Ali Golf Resort, Organic in UAE, Sustainable food in UAE


Understanding producers’ motives for adopting sustainable practices

Why would agricultural producers engage in practices such as conservation, animal welfare, waste management, or organic farming? The literature hints that economic, social, and personal motivations are drivers of adoption. Sustainable practices are welcomed by farmers if there is a potential increase in profitability through more efficient processes, or as a source of differentiation (i.e. labelling). From a social perspective, sustainability has become a license to operate in food supply chains...
Tags: Livestock, Sustainability, Netherlands, Journals, Sustainable Farming, Sustainable Agriculture, Wikimedia Commons, Oxford Journals, *Featured, Business & Economics, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Legislation, Agricultural Producers, Andres Trujillo Barrera, Dianne Hofenk, Dutch farmers


14 women (you’ve probably never heard of) who work every day to improve your food

Photo: Chellie Pingree for Maine’s 1st Congressional District ACCORDING TO THE U.N. FOOD and Agriculture Organization, women represent 43 percent of the world’s agricultural labor force and 47 percent of the global fisheries labor force. They produce more than half of the world’s food, despite being less than half of the labor force, and account for 60 to 80 percent of food production in developing countries. While we unfortunately can’t recognize all of the hard-working women in agriculture,...
Tags: Food, US, America, Colombia, Afghanistan, United States, South Africa, Maine, Iowa, Michelle Obama, Merkel, Sustainable Farming, Bronx, Sustainable Food, Malawi, Costa Rica


3p Weekend: 10 Crowdfunding Campaigns to Support This Holiday

As is always our motto around the holidays: It's better to give than to receive. With that in mind, this week we're rounding up 10 crowdfunding campaigns to support this season.
Tags: Crowdfunding, Africa, Poverty Solutions, Impact Entrepreneurs, Agriculture & Food, 3p Weekend, Syria, Crowd Funding, Autism, Giving, Kickstarter, Kenya, Indiegogo, Sustainable Farming, Sustainable Agriculture, Crowdfinance


The Economics of Sustainable Coffee Production

Sustainable production usually comes with an increase in costs. How do would-be sustainable coffee growers make it work? [Author: 3p Contributor]
Tags: Coffee, Agriculture & Food, Sustainable Farming, Sustainable Production