Local Food

September 24, 2009, 12pm PDT
The "go local" movement has proved so popular that it's become irresistible...for international mega-corporations.
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.
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
May 28, 2009, 11am PDT
Time Magazine looks at the problem of 'food deserts' in America- usually low-income communities that groceries have spurned, leaving only fast food and bodegas to fill the bill.
February 12, 2009, 9am PST
The spike in farms can be seen statewide. They are more diverse than they used to be, and probably a response from young people who "want to know where their foods comes from" and have taken direct action.
Brattleboro Reformer
February 7, 2009, 9am PST
Though the use of new portable greenhouse techniques, one farmer is looking to extend his local food growing season year-round -- in Northern Vermont.
The Christian Science Monitor
November 12, 2008, 7am PST
North Carolina city dwellers have taken eating locally to a new level by raising their own chickens for eggs. Controversy ensues.
Winston-Salem Journal
October 10, 2008, 5am PDT
Around Los Angeles' Skid Row, vertical farms have been installed on walls. Its project leaders note that it not only promotes locally grown foods, but it also beautifies areas that "would otherwise just be concrete and steel."
Architectural Record
September 18, 2008, 10am PDT
The Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative (FFFI) has provided $42 million in grants and loans to finance 58 locally-owned grocery stores, combating fresh grocery shortages in areas of rural and urban Pennsylvania.
Hometown Advantage
August 10, 2008, 7am PDT

"Some Cal Poly students and staff have their minds set on growing 4,000 fruit and vegetable plants in the concrete jungle of Los Angeles - on the walls of four downtown buildings.

The Tribune
July 11, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>Residents of Austin, TX are risking violation of city ordinances forbidding loud animals to raise chickens in their central city neighborhood backyards. It's partly a way to cut out-of-pocket expenses.</p>
Austin American-Statesman
July 3, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>In an effort to reduce shipping costs, Wal-Mart is cutting its food miles and passing the savings on to customer by selling locally grown produce.</p>
The Philadelphia Inquirer
May 9, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>Urban farms are popping up in New York and elsewhere, providing residents with access to fresh, affordable produce.</p>
The New York Times
May 1, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>Seattle's new local food initiative will try to help provide access to health, fresh food in neighborhoods that are a long walk or bus ride from a supermarket.</p>
Seattle Post Intelligencer
April 22, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>A few eco-conscious -- and business savvy -- suburbanites are ripping up their lawns and growing vegetables to cater to the increasing demand for local produce.</p>
The Wall Street Journal
March 5, 2008, 7am PST
<p>Government subsidy programs designed to support the production of the four major food crops are limiting - even penalizing - small farmers' ability to meet regional demand for local fruits and vegetables.</p>
The New York Times