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REAL Food -and the myth of Urban Agriculture
Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 05/22/2012 - 08:28.
The re-imagining hype towards promoting local food, healthy living and reversing "food deserts" looks like a huge ruse to me (a tax strategy for land holding and covering up failed real estate investment schemes). Sure--it all sounds hunky-dory and idealistic, and there are some elements of the "vision" that have merit, but large-scale food production in NEO is not feasible.
I am all for green living--not driving a car, walking to work, eating less meat and supporting local--but NEO is not designed to grow large amounts of food for feeding our locals, unless we plan on a diet of milk, cheese, fruit, nuts and livestock. Look at the historic soil map:
Growing food is not some easy, "throw a plant in the ground and reap the harvest" production. So, when do we stop fooling ourselves and start to change our lifestyles for REAL?