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The Value of Honey Bees

The Value of Honey Bees

The U.S. population of honey bees is undergoing serious decline due to Colony Collapse Disorder, new pathogens and parasites, and a lack of diverse sources for pollination. Climate Progress reports that the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture will allocate another $4 million for farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners who agree to grow more plants that are

Vertical farming

Vertical Farming Poised to Reach New Heights

Forty miles outside of Chicago is the largest indoor vertical farm in the United States. Popular Science reports that Green Sense Farms is where micro-greens and herbs are hydroponically grown in racks that are 25-feet high. Indoor vertical farming is environmentally friendly and helps meet the increasing demand for fresh produce among middle-class urbanites. Consequently,