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The Arthur Ross Terrace will be closed this morning, Tuesday, October 21, for a private cultural observance. You many observe smoke and/or fire coming from the Terrace at that time. The FDNY has been notified in advance, and all safety precautions are in place. The Terrace will reopen at 1 pm.

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Vertical Farming: Growing Up, Not Out

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In the next few decades, the global human population will exceed 9 billion—and 70 percent will live in cities. How can hunger be addressed in this growing population? On Saturday, Februrary 2, speakers from Columbia University and the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science will present and lead discussions on this topic, and more, in a day of learning; one topic will be vertical farming.

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How to Feed a Growing Planet

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In the next 30 years, global population is estimated to surpass nine billion people. Will there be too many people, too little food? In this podcast, join NBC News Chief Science and Health correspondent Robert Bazell and a round-table of food experts as they discuss how climate, politics and economics impact food systems and food security.

Guests include activist and best-selling author Raj Patel, geneticist Molly Jahn, and chef and UNICEF ambassador Marcus Samuelsson.

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Wooden Ifugao Figures from Anthropology's Philippines Collection

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In the mountains of northern Luzon in the Philippines, the Ifugao people cultivate rice on elaborate terraces with intricate irrigation systems, a landscaping effort grand enough to have earned designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Some households keep carved wooden bulul figures representing mythological deities to ensure good harvests and to protect the fields and granaries. 

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