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Mark Cullen quotes from The Urban Food Revolution in a great article on cities feeding themselves in the Toronto Star. He sees home-grown food as part of a new vision of urban development, which of course it is. Here’s a … Continue reading
New law in NJ allows community garden produce to be served in schools http://ow.ly/hnHpH #urbanag
Join me Thurs. Feb 7 at 7 pm at the Kerrisdale Community Centre for a talk on all the latest developments in urban food around North America. See you there?
Take it from an outsider: Here’s a New York prof’s view of Vancouver’s new food strategy. He’s impressed, and shows where this major step forward for Vancouver is ahead of other cities. Congratulations to Vancouver City Council for its, yes, … Continue reading
All good: 71 recommendations coming to council Jan. 30. Speakers welcome, starting at 9:30 am. Blueprint for an edible city.
Combine radical transparency in labelling with advances in genomics and we can expect unique diets for each person, says futurist Richard Worzel. Everyone will have a better chance of eating only what’s healthy for them. This sounds a bit spooky, … Continue reading
It’s not actually true that a Hummer-driving vegan has lower carbon footprint than meat-eating cyclist, but…
This was originally a quote from Michael Pollan, but my friend Eleanor Boyle, author of High Steaks, Why and How to Eat Less Meat, tells me he has since retracted it. What’s closer to true is that for carbon footprint, … Continue reading
Just published: The Urban Farming Guidebook is a resource for local governments in BC that are planning for the business of growing food within their towns and cities.
A report direct from Bolivia disputes the claim that eating quinoa is pricing Bolivians out of eating food they need and prefer.
Doug Saunders’ column is a good jolt to urban food mythology– imported food has benefits too. That’s important to remember, even though Saunders leans out too far to make his point. For example, his statement “Imported food is often nutritionally … Continue reading