August 10, 2010, 8am PDT
Urban agriculture is not a new idea. <em>Grist</em>'s Tom Philpott says the renewed interest in the idea should look for good ideas from its past.
July 3, 2010, 1pm PDT
The City of Baltimore has appointed a new "food czar" to look at food health and access issues in the city. In the broader senses, though, officials in the city look at this new position as a part of their sustainability planning.
June 25, 2010, 8am PDT
The city of Vancouver has announced a plan to dedicate $100,000 to fund neighborhood-based food security projects.
June 9, 2010, 11am PDT
Artist Natalie Jeremijenko's farming pods could be perched atop skylines in the future as a sustainable method of rooftop farming. They will grow fruits and vegetables in hydroponic chambers, allowing sunlight through a clear plastic skin.
May 20, 2010, 6am PDT
To survive, neighborhoods need to be commercially viable. A group called the Food Trust believes grocery stores are a good starting point for creating that economic climate.
May 18, 2010, 7am PDT
A major grocer in Ohio is trying to keep some of its smaller stores open in areas that would otherwise be food deserts. But profits are hard to come by, and stores continue to move out of town.
February 12, 2010, 8am PST
A new demographic tool from the USDA compiles data about food choices and characteristics, allowing the creation of detailed maps. <em>Edible Geography</em> wonders what using food as a metric will tell us about the U.S.
February 7, 2010, 1pm PST
Food trucks are becoming an increasingly visible part of streetlife in many cities, but few have figured out how to deal with them from a policy standpoint.
February 3, 2010, 8am PST
This post from <em>The Nature Conservancy</em> examines the impact of urbanization on nature and finds that our rising food needs will be one of the most important implications.
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.
January 21, 2010, 7am PST
In Portland, up to 400 food stands have sprung up around the city, enlivening underused spaces.
January 12, 2010, 6am PST
A neighborhood development group in Seattle is working with convenience store owners to add healthier food choices to their inventories.
October 13, 2009, 11am PDT
Community activists are calling for a ban on new convenience stores in South Los Angeles, a lower income part of town that saw a ban on new fast food restaurants last year.
August 31, 2009, 7am PDT
The population is expected to climb to 9 billion within the next 50 years. As a result, crucial natural resources will dwindle. This article looks at four that will be much harder to come by in the future.
August 17, 2009, 10am PDT
Growing populations and diminishing land will make feeding people a challenge in the near future. This piece from <em>Popular Science</em> looks at eight strategies to keep the world fed.
May 21, 2009, 5am PDT
<em>Miller-McCune</em> talks with vertical farming innovator Dickson Despommier about why his idea is the future of food for cities and how it can go from blueprint to reality.
April 18, 2009, 7am PDT
A new community program in Rotterdam is bringing a food truck with new eating options -- and business opportunities -- to working class neighborhoods.
February 24, 2009, 8am PST
Residents in Venice, Italy, are upset over a plan by the city to accept a $2.7 million subsidy from Coca Cola in exchange for placement of soda machines throughout the historic city.
February 23, 2009, 6am PST
With few options besides sending food scraps to landfills, New Yorkers are composting in their homes.
January 2, 2009, 9am PST
This column looks at President-elect Barack Obama's food politics and wonders just how sustainable his administration's food policies will be.
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer