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Should Cities Ensure Food Security, Instead of Federal Governments?

Touch the Soil News #1827 (Feature Photo – Rosario, Argentina – CCA SA 4.0 International)

Few citizens are aware the U.S. government has no strategic food reserves. No one has ever demanded that there should be strategic food reserves. Today, the holding and ownership of food reserves is couched with the private sector and households. Of concern, is that the private sector seeks to minimize food stocks, because it is costly. No business want’s to bear the cost of stocks above and beyond just-in-time-inventory.

At issue is not just having farmers that can grow food and a distribution system through grocery stores and restaurant. Often time the primary issue is price points above the reach of large sectors of the public. We came across an interesting video of Rosario, Argentina – a city of almost 2 million people. Due to a variety of volatilities, the city was faced with a major food crisis a few years ago. The video illustrates what the folks in the city did to ensure food security. You can watch the video below:

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