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For those thinking only eating meat and eggs can make you big and muscular, watch this documentary and think again.

 

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Thammasat University welcomes new learning center with Asia's largest rooftop farm:
With few green spaces, Bangkok plants Asia's biggest rooftop farm

Rina Chandran | Reuters | DECEMBER 10, 2019 1:42 PM

Bangkok’s Thammasat University, one of the oldest in Thailand, has a new claim to fame: Asia’s largest urban rooftop farm.

The 7,000 sq mt (75,000 sq ft) space mimics rice terraces in northern Thailand and can help curb some of the impacts of climate change, such as frequent flooding, said Kotchakorn Voraakhom, the landscape architect behind the project. “We tend to make a distinction between buildings and green spaces but green spaces can be part of building design in cities like Bangkok, which has few green spaces,” said Kotchakorn, the chief executive and founder of Landprocess.

The rooftop farm at Thammasat University in Rangsit, about 40 km (25 miles) from Bangkok’s city center, is open to anyone who wishes to grow rice, vegetables and herbs, said Prinya Thaewanarumitkul, a vice vector at the university. “Thailand is an agricultural society, but in the cities we are so cut off from the source of our food. With rooftop farms, we can also improve urban food security,” he said.

More details: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...ants-asias-biggest-rooftop-farm-idUSKBN1YE0IH
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Thammasat University welcomes new learning center with Asia's largest rooftop farm:
With few green spaces, Bangkok plants Asia's biggest rooftop farm

Rina Chandran | Reuters | DECEMBER 10, 2019 1:42 PM

Bangkok’s Thammasat University, one of the oldest in Thailand, has a new claim to fame: Asia’s largest urban rooftop farm.

The 7,000 sq mt (75,000 sq ft) space mimics rice terraces in northern Thailand and can help curb some of the impacts of climate change, such as frequent flooding, said Kotchakorn Voraakhom, the landscape architect behind the project. “We tend to make a distinction between buildings and green spaces but green spaces can be part of building design in cities like Bangkok, which has few green spaces,” said Kotchakorn, the chief executive and founder of Landprocess.

The rooftop farm at Thammasat University in Rangsit, about 40 km (25 miles) from Bangkok’s city center, is open to anyone who wishes to grow rice, vegetables and herbs, said Prinya Thaewanarumitkul, a vice vector at the university. “Thailand is an agricultural society, but in the cities we are so cut off from the source of our food. With rooftop farms, we can also improve urban food security,” he said.

More details: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...ants-asias-biggest-rooftop-farm-idUSKBN1YE0IH
 

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Top 3 hotels in Canada all located in B.C.: New rankings

An annual ranking of the best hotels in Canada has 13 B.C. locations in the top 25.

The list from U.S. News & World Report, an American consumer and current affairs website, ranks the best hotels in Canada based on an analysis of industry awards, hotel star ratings, and user ratings. Any hotels that scored in the top 10 per cent of the Best Hotels in Canada these industry rankings earned a gold badge. The list only ranks luxury hotel and resorts, which is defined by the publication as those that consistently receive four-star or higher hotel class ratings.

The top spot in Canada is held by the Fairmont Pacific Rim in downtown Vancouver, and the Rosewood Hotel Georgia is in second place. Third place is held by Tofino's Wickaninnish Inn, and Vancouver's Wedgewood Hotel & Spa landed in fifth. Just one non-B.C. hotel made the top five, with Quebec City's Auberge Saint-Antoine coming in fourth. Vancouver has five hotels on the list in total.

No hotels from Saskatchewan, Manitoba, the territories, or the Maritime provinces made the top 25.

Here's the full list of the top 25 hotels in Canada:

1. Fairmont Pacific Rim- Vancouver

2. Rosewood Hotel Georgia – Vancouver

3. Wickaninnish Inn—Tofino

4. Auberge Saint-Antoine—Quebec City

5. Wedgewood Hotel & Spa—Vancouver

6. Fogo Island Inn—Joe Batt's Arm, N.L.

7. Ritz-Carlton Montreal—Montreal

8. The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto—Toronto

9. Four Seasons Hotel Toronto—Toronto

10. Shangri-La Hotel—Vancouver

11. Magnolia Hotel & Spa—Victoria

12. The Hazelton Hotel Toronto—Toronto

13. Four Seasons Resort and Residences—Whistler

14. Manoir Hovey—North Hatley, Que.

15. Hotel William Gray—Montreal

16. Le Germain Hotel Quebec- Quebec City

17. Fairmont Chateau Whistler—Whistler

18. Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac—Quebec City

19. Oak Bay Beach Hotel—Victoria

20. Loden Hotel—Vancouver

21. Hotel Le St-James—Montreal

22. Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto—Toronto

23. Fairmont Banff Springs—Banff, Alta.

24. Hotel Nelligan—Montreal

25. Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa—Brentwood Bay, B.C.

https://bc.ctvnews.ca/top-3-hotels-in-canada-all-located-in-b-c-new-rankings-1.4802487
 

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