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Category: Agriculture

  • Food Security: Is it better to 'eat local' or globally?

    Posted: October 16, 2015

    In light of food security becoming a hot button issue in the Canadian election, Evan Fraser, Canada Research Chair in Global Food Security in the geography department at Guelph University and Pierre Desroches, geography professor at the University of Toronto Mississauga and author of “The Locavore’s Dilemma” debate whether food security is about “eating locally” or “globally.”

  • Measuring the Value and Impact of Urban Farming in New York City

    Posted: February 18, 2015

    The Design Trust for Public Space and Farming Concrete developed the “Five Borough Farm Data Collection Toolkit,” helping urban farmers and gardeners track the value and impact of their urban farms or community gardens. This provides necessary and standardized information that is accessible to politicians and grant organizations. Read more here.

  • First-ever census reveals growing popularity of Farm to School program

    Posted: October 29, 2013

    According to a study released by the USDA, more then 40% of the U.S. public school districts are participating in the national Farm to School program, which has schools buy produce from local farms for school meals and educates students about healthy foods. Read more about the Farm to School program and the study results here