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Visit New York’s urban farming community in this 27 minute video

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Lunch New York City – Episode 1 – Urban Farming

By New York City Media
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New York City is a huge metropolis thats urban areas greatly outnumber its rural ones. Yet for a city of over 8 million people, New Yorkers consume a staggering amount of food. Lunch NYC takes a look at the efforts and movements trying to make this concrete jungle a little more edible. This episode, Urban Farming, is hosted by Nicole Parker.

Topics include:

Farming Concrete
Community Gardens
Herb Farming
Indoor food grown hydroponiconically
Rooftop hydroponics
Urban farm produce taste test

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October 9, 2010   Comments Off on Visit New York’s urban farming community in this 27 minute video

Fish called “bulidaw” set to revolutionize fish farming in the Philippines

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Therapon cancellatus or locally known as “Bulidaw”

By Leonardo V. Micua
Philippines News Agency
Oct. 8 2010

Excerpt:

DAGUPAN CITY — A rare fish called “bulidaw” may spur more success stories in fish farming in Dagupan City, Pangasinan and the rest of the country.

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is looking into the potential of “bulidaw” (pigek in Mindanao) to find out if it can be cultured in brackish and/or fresh water fishponds.

Dr. Westly Rosario, chief of the Dagupan-based National Integrated Fisheries Technology Development Center (NIFTDC), revealed that when he traveled to Ilocos Sur two weeks ago to inspect some projects of NIFTDC, he accidentally saw the fish “bulidaw” and expressed his interest in culturing it.

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October 9, 2010   3 Comments