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Food from Chemical Agriculture versus Food from Polluted Cities

Touch the Soil News #341 The concept of a food chain fraught with toxic practices is not new. There are many stories how pesticides and other farm chemicals harm workers, end up in the water supply, pollute the soil and taint the food we eat. The move to urban food-growing holds many promises and solutions to include things like: Helping mitigate urban waste heat. Utilization of grey water for cities facing water scarcity. Mitigate surface water runoff during rains. Reduce the distance food has to travel. Allow folks to translate labor into food (important for the financially externalized). Promote social interaction and community cohesiveness. While all of this is good…

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