Author Archives: Urban Food Revolution
I’m honoured to have my book on @Food_Tank’s list of 13 must-read books on food. Here’s their whole list: 1. Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation by Michael Pollan Michael Pollan takes back the “single most important thing [to] … Continue reading
Unapproved GMO Monsanto wheat goes rogue in Oregon, prompting a lawsuit in Kansas. This USA Today story describes the implications for US trade with Europe and Asia: No genetically engineered wheat has been approved for U.S. farming. Many countries will … Continue reading
One of the more promising ways to put agriculture and food security on a more sustainable economic footing is using the proceeds of housing developments. When I researched this topic for my book (see chapter on “farming as the new … Continue reading
For every degree C rise in average earth temperature, expect crop production to decline by 10%. A new B.C. gov’t study looks at the help farmers are going to need to cope with rising sea levels, salinization of fields, unpredictable … Continue reading
Urban agriculture in Seattle has a new twist: debating industrial zoning for marijuana production– big warehouses or not-so-big warehouses?
Check out how this young family found food abundance by turning the empty pool in their Arizona suburban home into a solar-powered “interplay of chicken droppings, algae sludge, tilapia fish, miniature goats, greens and clay pellets… a damned fine feast—with … Continue reading
I’ll be moderating a panel on investing in food at the Canadian Responsible Investment Conference June 17-19 in Vancouver. #sioconf2013. I hope to see you there. I’ll be on Tuesday morning: Environment: Food Sustainability This session will explore some key … Continue reading