Fairfood Friday #30
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Fairfood Friday #30

09 December 2011, 14:47

Every Friday we’ll round up the most interesting, inspiring or funny stories we came across while conducting research for our news stories. This week: The urban agriculture movement could help feed our future.

Have you read something we should know about? Please let us know in the comments.

Urban Agriculture As Economic Stimulus: Help Grow a People-Funded Farm (Video)
From backyard farmers making a real living on less than an acre to large-scale urban aquaponics, the urban agriculture movement is rapidly proving that cities can and will help feed our future, and can generate jobs, economic stimulus and community well-being in the process.Green Guide Sustainable Food Quiz
Test your sustainable food knowledge here with this quiz from National Geographic:Stay Young and Healthy with “Live Forever Juice”
What if I told you that there was a certified organic juice that was so packed with superfoods, vitamins, and magic that it would boost your immune system, increase your energy, and keep you young? Would you rush out to buy a bottle or suspect some deceptive marketing claims?

Sahel facing major food crisis in 2012, warns EU aid commissioner
Humanitarian aid chief urges immediate action as 7 million face food shortages ahead of further anticipated shortfalls

Transforming Human Waste Into Resources
Holy Crap! is a documentary film about how human waste is creating a bright new future for Haiti. It asks how First World issues might be addressed by a similar process.

Biomass is the next biofuel ‘land grab’ on tropical forests, warn campaigners
Just as biofuels have gobbled up farmland that should have been growing food, so the push on biomass by Monsanto, Cargill and others will see an ‘unprecedented’ grab on land, plants and biodiverse-rich forests.

Sponsored Infographic: How to Make Eco-Friendly Rum
Can making rum make a difference in the environment as well?

Dirkje Koene is a copywriter for Fairfood International.

Image: Nick Saltmarsh (CC License)

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