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Can a City Feed Itself?

Touch the Soil News #1973 (Photo – Tokyo, Worlds Largest City – 42 million people – CCA SA 3.0 Unported – Morio)

An in depth article, Bloomberg News poses the question:  Can a City Feed Itself?   Exploring the efforts of a number of cities, this article brings to surface a new paradigm – the politics behind cities facing food tremors and insecurity.  Is this an invitation for urban farmers to be more on the lookout for public/private partnerships – helping the economics of the urban farmer?

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While land constraints are the first obvious challenge, smaller acreages under intense cultivation practices, can outperform conventional approaches.  Then there is the idea of going vertical if you can’t go horizontal.  What do you think?  Can cities of large proportions source food within and from their outer edges to make a difference?

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