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This Week in Sustainable Ag: Seedstock’s Weekly News Roundup

September 6, 2014 |

seedstockThe Food Gap Is Widening

Excerpt: “Diet quality has improved among people of high socioeconomic status but deteriorated among those at the other end of the spectrum. The gap between the two groups doubled between 2000 and 2010. That will be costly for everyone.”

Source: The Atlantic

San Francisco to be 1st to Test Urban Farming Law

Excerpt: “The measure lets cities and towns lower the assessed value — and therefore the property taxes — on parcels of land if owners dedicate them to growing food for at least five years.”

Source: SFGate

Farmers Face an Uncertain Future in a City Rich With Urban Agriculture

Excerpt: “The farmers of Porto Alegre contribute R$22 million ($9.6 million USD) to the city’s gross domestic product annually, about .06 percent of the total city GDP, according to researchers from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) School of Agronomy.”

Source: NextCity

10 Urban Agriculture Projects Making a Difference in Austin

Excerpt: “Food Tank has found ten urban agriculture projects in Austin, Texas that should not be missed.” 

Source: Foodtank


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