Local Food

April 19, 2011, 9am PDT
Styled after Harper's Index, this "Localism Index" suggests that local economies and independent businesses might just be making a comeback.
The Nation
January 25, 2011, 5am PST
The rural Midwest produces much of our nation's food supply, and yet small towns in the heartland and around America are increasingly and ironically becoming food deserts - places where citizens have little access to fresh, healthy foods.
Grist
January 13, 2011, 7am PST
Cities across the developing world are dealing more with rising obesity rates as urbanization occurs, reports TheCityFix's Jonna McKone.
TheCityFix
October 6, 2010, 1pm PDT
A new report from The Los Angeles Food Policy Task Force calls for the government to take steps to increase accessibility to local, healthy food in urban areas.
Good
September 28, 2010, 7am PDT
The farmers market trend has gotten so popular that West Coast chain Safeway tried setting up some stands of fruits and veggies outside their store with a sign saying "Farmers Market". Locals called them on it.
Grist
September 23, 2010, 10am PDT
Local food advocates have promoted the idea of only eating food raised within 50 miles of your home. But how about 2 blocks? A Vancouver neighborhood experiments in communal growing.
The Vancover Sun
September 16, 2010, 8am PDT
Online tools designed to connect local farmers with consumers are helping sustain the local food and urban agriculture movements.
Next American City
September 2, 2010, 10am PDT
Gene Fredericks wants to turn empty big box stores into hydroponic and aquaponic growing centers using the latest technologies.
Grist
August 9, 2010, 5am PDT
The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture says that there has been a dramatic increase in the number of farmers markets in the United States, with a 214% increase since 2000.
Grist
June 18, 2010, 10am PDT
Patrick Martins, CEO of a sustainable meat company, says that Americans should embrace slaughterhouses in their cities.
Grist
May 17, 2010, 12pm PDT
What can you do with an old crane factory? Turn it into a fish farm, and a hydroponic produce operation.
Wall Street Journal
March 31, 2010, 8am PDT
The local food movement is growing in popularity, but a lack of related agricultural and processing infrastructure is holding back its spread.
The New York Times
March 3, 2010, 1pm PST
An art group called Fallen Fruit promotes the idea of public fruit trees for general consumption by all. But on a trip to Madrid to plant trees, the government refused their intervention, saying that trees were architecture for the city, not food.
GOOD Magazine
January 29, 2010, 10am PST
Cityscape Farms has developed a new technique for farming fish along with vegetables in combined urban food systems that allows them to farm in developed areas.
Good
January 7, 2010, 9am PST
Local food and small farming are part of a growing food trend in the U.S. But, as Steph Larsen writes, the trend is going to need more infrastructure down the supply chain to sustain itself
Grist
November 30, 2009, 9am PST
Some local food activists are taking their movement to a whole new territory: urban hunting.
The New York Times
October 21, 2009, 11am PDT
Global corporations like Frito Lay and Barnes and Noble are attempting to co-opt the word 'local' into their branding.
Utne Reader
September 24, 2009, 12pm PDT
The "go local" movement has proved so popular that it's become irresistible...for international mega-corporations.
Creators.com
September 6, 2009, 9am PDT
Eating local is in vogue, as the environmental impacts of industrialized agriculture surface. But is eating local really the right response? One author says maybe not.
Forbes
August 11, 2009, 9am PDT
The Portland, Oregon area is well known for preserving agricultural land separate from urban areas. In the new town of Damascus on the border of the growth boundary, landowners are seeking a way to mix the two.
The Oregonian