Flirt with Farmers: Can City Farming Save the World?
Posted Sep 13 2012 6:00am
Our children are obese, asthmatic and prone to allergies. Our rivers are polluted. Our soil is degraded. Our oceans have huge dead zones. Our farmers can’t make a living. Our best farmland is being paved over. And to add insult to injury, you can hardly find a decent tomato these days. City farming can play a central role in addressing these issues. And more.
The last decade has witnessed a swell of consciousness regarding the connection between our reigning food system and a slew of geopolitical, health, social and environmental problems. More and more of us are realizing that industrial farming is bad news for our planet and for our health. What to do? Experts and pundits point to a seemingly straightforward solution: eat less meat, eat less processed food and eat more organic and local.