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Cities pave the way for urban farming

The following is from a recent news story on The Ethicurean blog:

Home farming in San Francisco. Photo from EcoSalon.

“Summer of urban-ag love: The Bay Area is known as a bastion of urban farming and the local food movement, but “laws governing land use are still stuck in another era, one that frowned on farming in the city, especially in residential areas,” reports Zusha Elinson. Continue reading



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Food security and its urban challenges

The experience of New Orleans in the wake of hurricane Katrina highlights the structural challenges involved in feeding cities. Here’s an excerpt from a story in The Nation titled “Green Shoots in New Orleans“, accompanied by a link to a TED talk with Carolyn Steele, titled “How do we feed a city?”:

Click image to go to the video on the Sociological Images blog

“Margarine, margarine, ‘I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter.'” Poppy Tooker recalls the months of food shortages after Hurricane Katrina ripped the Gulf Coast apart. “I could not believe there was no butter.” Continue reading

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