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Context is Everything

“Context is everything. Breastfeeding is almost universally beneficial in infants, but in an elderly cardiac patient, it can be fatal.” – Spider Robinson Quite a number of readers suggested I respond to James McWilliams’ piece in the New York Times “The Myth of Sustainable Meat.” McWilliams has garnered quite a bit of attention by critiquing…

The Report “The Potential for Urban Agriculture in New York City” reveals that there’s a lot more open land even in one of the most densely packed places in the US than most people think. This simply backs up what we know from other cities around the world which do much more urban farming than…

The Future of Cities

Liz Borkowski of The Pump Handle and I are doing a series this week on the future of urbanization. Given that just about half the world’s population now lives in cities, and that almost all projected demographic growth (we will come back to whether the UN’s projections on this subject are realistic in a post…

While I’m Gone…

I’ve got to leave you with something fun to read. I’ll be in Virginia for several days – if you are anywhere near Monticello’s Heritage Harvest Festival this Saturday you should come by – it is going to be fabulous.. I’m going to be talking about how Jefferson’s idea of “A Nation of Farmers” can…

Feeding the City at Grist

I’m pleased to see Grist exploring Urban Agriculture in the US in their “Feeding the City Series”. America needs a focus on urban ag particularly because we have so deeply abandoned the ordinary and routine participations that city dwellers have always made to their foodshed. If you look at either our past or the present…