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Feeding Cities from Within

Urban agriculture is sprouting up all over the world.

European Referendum: Issues for Agriculture

Agriculture has been one of the key issues in the build up to the European referendum.

But We Only Have Local Wine!

Italians can decouple food policy and food law because they have a rich culture.

From Empty Lots to Thriving Plots: Urban Farming Expert Explains What Works

From community and rooftop gardens to cultivating empty lots, urban farming has been going on as long as there have been cities.

Food: Trading Away our Future - Part III

Because of productivity gains in developed countries, agriculture prices dropped by some 60% in the period 1960-2000. As the productivity of the poorest farmers remained much the same, it is obvious that they have lost out. Their value of production, regardless if they eat it themselves or sell …

A Realistic Look at the Local Food Movement

Incorporating a higher percentage of locally-produced food from small-scale farms into our lives is important in the way that shopping at local businesses is important: because it keeps money in the community and it diversifies our economy.

Food as a City Lens and Lever

Why is it that so few people – and especially so few people in government – see food and cities as a match made in heaven?

Sierra Cascade: Farming Blueberries and the Wild

For most of the year, Sierra Cascade Blueberry Farm seems to run itself naturally amid a diverse ecosystem of native insects, birds, and other wildlife.

Saving our Bacon: What Price for a Life-Saving Antibiotic?

How much would you pay for an antibiotic to save your life, or that of a close family member or friend, £10, £100, £1,000, £10,000, even more?

Crowdfunding Tomatoes: Technology Platform Allows Consumers to Fund Produce

ProduceRun is a web-based service that allows farmers to “pre-sell” goods to local consumers via a crowdfunding-like platform.

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