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Sustainable Ag + Food News: Seedstock’s Weekly Roundup

April 9, 2015 |

seedstock1  How Water Cuts Could Affect Every Community in California (NY Times)

Excerpt: An interactive map shows how much California residents could be forced to cut daily water consumption under a preliminary plan released by state officials.

2  From steak to mangoes, here are some water-hogging foods (LA Times)

Excerpt: With California’s drought worsening, there has been a growing focus on the  amount of water needed to produce certain foods.


3  Sustainable Agriculture Means Hope for Haiti (OpEdNews Article)

Excerpt: Peasant group offers Haitians a sustainable alternative.


4  What makes a farm sustainable? Hint: Size doesn’t matter (Environmental Defense Fund)

Excerpt: To feed a rapidly growing population, farms of all sizes and operational styles are working to reduce their impact on the environment.


5  Urban farming reaching new heights in Buffalo (

Excerpt: Vertical farming using sustainable fertilizing technique, all done from inside a garage


6  Urban Farming Grows in the Land of Wide-Open Spaces (

Excerpt: Nate Storey’s greenhouse in west Laramie is packed with vegetables growing in long, upright plastic towers. Storey’s set-up is an urban farmer’s dream.


7  You’ve heard about urban agriculture, but people are farming the suburbs, too (Metromode)

Excerpt: Urban agriculture in Detroit is a hot topic in the media and on social networks. Less talked about, however, are the projects that have quietly grown up in the city’s backyard. That’s right, a ‘suburban’ farming movement is alive and kicking.


8  Find Out How Committed Your State Is to Local Foods (EcoWatch)

Excerpt: Strolling of the Heifers released its 2015 Locavore Index, ranking the 50 states by their commitment to local foods. How locavore-oriented is your state?


9  Group tasked with expanding local food production (Miami Republic)

Excerpt: The state’s Local Food and Farm Task Force continues its work toward a January 2016 deadline to the Kansas Legislature for a plan and recommendations to increase locally grown food production in the state.


10  Appetites: Food Building provides home for local meat and cheesemakers (MPR News)

Excerpt: The Food Building in Minneapolis is the headquarters for The Lone Grazer Creamery and Red Table Meat Company. It’s just part of a statewide craft meat and cheese movement.


11  How One Visionary Changed School Food in Detroit (Civil Eats)

With a focus on healthier foods and local farms, Betti Wiggins has led Detroit’s kids through a food revolution.

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