Good News About Urban Self-Reliance
It's not even going to require neon grow-lights. Urban areas can grow MUCH much more food for their populations than had been previously thought. From Local Food Is Still a Niche. Can It Grow Beyond That? by Ezra David Romero for NPR:
"If you drew a 100-mile circle around each city in the U.S. and then you looked at the capacity of the existing farmland, you'd find that 90 percent of the people could be fed within those circles," says Elliott Campbell, an associate professor of environmental engineering at U.C. Merced who co-authored the study.
Not everyone agrees. Not even close. But if these researchers are even 30 percent right, how wonderful for our health and our local and urban regional food economies.