Sustainable Ag + Food News: Seedstock’s Weekly Roundup
March 13, 2015 | seedstock
Excerpt: With harsh winters and a remote location, Jackson, Wyoming, has been unusually dependent on food trucked in from far away. Here’s how one company hopes to change that.
Excerpt: The United States imports more than $100 billion of food every year from farms across the globe, often in the big metal shipping containers you see on
Excerpt: At a ceremony held to honour them, the winners of the Dubai Municipality-led “Grow Your Food” initiative spoke of their confidence that both traditional and hydroponic farming in the backyards and balconies of homes can lead to a sustainable farming revolution.
Excerpt: Vertical farms are multiple stories, often have a hydroponic system and some contain artificial lights to mimic the sun.
Excerpt: A survey found that 36 percent of U.S. public schools bought food from local farmers during two recent school years. But a slightly greater number of schools served no local food at all.
Excerpt: Demand for local food is as strong as ever. What’s changing is how producers are reaching local consumers.
Excerpt: A recent U.S. Department of Agriculture report to Congress reports that local and regional food sales in the U.S. totaled $6.1 billion in 2012—an increase from the reported US$4.8 billion in 2008.
Excerpt: The Coachella Valley needs your help in developing a local food logo.
Excerpt: For many Milwaukeeans, hunger is an unfortunate reality of life.
Excerpt: Many people in the Charlottesville area seem to value local food, but one University of Virginia lecturer said she thinks the community can take the movement one step further.
Excerpt: Soil-conservation farming, a movement that promotes not tilling fields and using “green” manures, is gaining converts in tough environments and markets.
Excerpt: This Ohio Congressman is outspoken about wanting to change the food system.