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Food is the ultimate security need, new map shows | Damian Carrington | Environment | guardian.co.uk   1 comment

” A new map of food security risk around the world is, in some ways, depressingly familiar. Sub-saharan Africa leaps out as the place where the most people fear for their next meal, while the rich world has more to fear from obesity. But there’s plenty of salutary reminders and fascinating detail, like India’s food problems and the vulnerability of Spain.

And it demonstrates the sickening, symbiotic relationship between lack of food and conflict: where one leads, the other follows.”

via Food is the ultimate security need, new map shows | Damian Carrington | Environment | guardian.co.uk.

Posted August 31, 2011 by arnoneumann in agriculture, Conflict, Food Security

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Atlanta Grows Lettuce Near Runway as Urban Farms Bloom – Businessweek   Leave a comment

The return to basics of food production is occurring in our midst , even in small urban settings and farmer’s markets with locally grown produce .

“From New York to Seattle, cities — which the U.S. Conference of Mayors says account for 90 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product — are attempting to create jobs, foster economic development, feed impoverished neighborhoods and fill long-vacant lots by returning to their agrarian roots.”

via Atlanta Grows Lettuce Near Runway as Urban Farms Bloom – Businessweek.

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