Follow Me Foodie ponders the implications of urban agriculture.
Mijune Pak — Westender
April 9, 2014 02:10 PM
Duck! I am literally ducking from the non-organic food scraps that might get thrown at me by the people about to read this week’s column. (Since they’re non-organic scraps, it wouldn’t be a waste, right?)
Wow. Are we really opening up a can of worms in an “urban farming” issue? Figuratively, yes.
I’d better start by saying I am not against urban agriculture but I do like to play devil’s advocate, think critically, and encourage discussion. There’s no discussion when we all agree. Agree?
There are many reasons why urban farming is great: it educates people about food, it brings the community together, it’s healthful, economical, environmentally friendly, and a good use of ‘unwanted’ space. But is it really? Read the full story.
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