Can Cities Feed Their Inhabitants? by @makingitmag https://t.co/YTpFiI7Mln

For the remainder of our diet we are going to choose from a range of options: allotments, rooftop growing, growing on the vertical walls of buildings, and growing indoors with hydroponics, aquaponics and/or aquaculture. All of these are being practiced now, and if supported by a switch of agricultural subsidies can produce perhaps as much as 30% of the city-dwellers’ nutritional requirements. In many cases, they do not even need support. Add to mix the use of hinterlands around cities, as used to be the case (for example, Paris was able to feed itself in the 19th century from its hinterlands), and urban food production could provide multiple benefits, including: a drastic reduction in the carbon footprint associated with food miles; a reduction in food lost due to crop failure; an improvement in health and fitness when people participate in growing and have a better diet; ...

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