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  • "Poorer nations along the equator are not benefiting from the world's increased coffee drinking over the last 20 years."
  • "The shift to 'technified' coffee production [occured] in the 1970s and 1980s."
  • It has "created harsher economic and ecological consequences for heavy coffee-producing nations."
  • "Tree of 40 Fruit" is a single tree that can grow 40 different stone fruits.
  • Syracuse University art professor Sam Van Aken grafted and grew different branches off of one rootstock.
  • "Van Aken has planted 16 trees in seven states across the country."
  • "A team of scientists has created genetically modified rice that borrows a single gene from barley."
  • "The altered organism can generate up to 43 percent more grains per plant."
  • Methane emission down to 0.3%, a lot lower than regular rice's 10%.
  • Plants get light from LEDs and there's no soil; peat moss base
  • 4 freight containers grow 30,000 heads of lettuce
  • Self-contained operation eliminates weather as a variable.
  • "Pigs ‘edited’ with a warthog gene to resist African swine fever" being developed to help "spawn GM animal farms in the UK."
  • The trial, due to begin later this summer, "will involve exposing 12 'edited' pigs and 12 normal animals to the virus and testing mortality and transmission rates in the two groups to assess whether the modified pigs fare better."
  • A 30-story building could feed 50,000 people a 2,000-calorie-per-day diet for an entire year
  • Light utilization cuts plant growth time by 6-12 weeks and it uses 90%less water than conventional farming
  • Milan's recently opened World's Fair showcases the vertical farming solution, gaining it more support and attention
  • "By 2020 Palm Oil could Become a 84 Million Tonnes Market, Represent 45% of The Global Vegetable Oil Market."
  • Global palm oil production expected CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 5.9% in the period 2011 to 2020
  • Majority of growth expected to come from Indonesia with a CAGR of 7.8 percent; Malaysia production expected to expand by 2.7 percent.
  • New law will force grocers to either donate the food to charity or make sure that it is used as animal feed
  • As of July 2016, grocers will be fined $82,000 for failing to comply
  • In the US, some $160 billion in food never gets eaten each year
  • 25,000 square feet in Japan produce 10,000 heads of lettuce/day (100 times more per sq ft than traditional methods) with 40% less power, 80% less food waste and 99% less water usage
  • It works in climate-controlled spaces with replicable conditions; this idea can be deployed anywhere in the world to address food shortages
  • Hong Kong is now building a facility, and Mongolia, Russia and mainland China are planning to start building
  • Replacing half of all meat we consume with fruits, nuts and vegetables would reduce our "water footprint" by 30%
  • Beef consumption is decreasing in US but globally going up about 1.2% a year, mostly in developing countries
  • Solutions to fix the problem include growing cultured beef in a lab and raising prices to make beef a luxury item
  • Detroit’s communal and commercial farming community produced nearly 400,000 pounds (18,000 kg) of produce in 2014
  • That’s enough to feed more than 600 people—in its more than 1,300 community, market, family, and school gardens.
  • Brooklyn’s Added-Value Farm, which occupies 2.75 acres, funnels 40,000 pounds of fruit and vegetables into the low-income neighborhood of Red Hook.
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