Sustainable Ag + Food News: Seedstock’s Weekly Roundup
May 28, 2015 | seedstock
Excerpt: Some farmers will reduce their water use by 25 percent, in order to avoid steeper cuts later.
2 USDA recognizes Ohio City Farm as national model for urban agriculture (Crains Cleveland)
Excerpt: Ann Bartuska, deputy under secretary for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s research, education and economics, toured the six-acre farm on Tuesday, May 19.
Excerpt: While most people associate it with foodies and the organically obsessed, the history of urban agriculture actually dates back to ancient Egypt. It has been a s
Excerpt: Four years later, City Hall still hasn’t announced winner of ambitious contest — or $25,000 prize
Excerpt: In addition to creating jobs and organic food, embracing local agriculture might help ease crime and recidivism, too.
Excerpt: After traveling the country working with community gardens, growing vegetables and learning the importance of urban farming, Matthew Jose m
Excerpt: Almost everything sold at the new Boston Public Market will be produced or originate in New England.
Excerpt: A recent bill passed in France is mandating that all supermarket chains, instead of destroying surplus food, donate that food to charities or farms. While donating food is not mandated in the U.S., many local grocers do, in fact, donate surplus food to local food banks and charities.
9 Small Farmers Are Creating Resilient Local Food Systems Globally (Live Trading News)
Excerpt: Here’s how family farmers, food heroes, and organizations around the world are working to create resilient local immune food systems
Excerpt: All people deserve access to adequate, nutritious food. The complicated and provocative question is the basis for the fourth annual UVM Food Systems Summit on June 16-17.
Excerpt: The MSU Center for Regional Food Systems is forming a new local food council network to support the growth and development of these groups throughout the state.
12 Maine activists call for state action on labeling laws and support for local agriculture at march against seed giant (FERN)
Excerpt: Genetically modified organisms are the focus of a bill currently being debated in the Maine legislature, which would put the state’s existing law mandating labeling of foods containing GMOs into effect sooner.