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San Francisco first city to financially incentivise urban farms

By: Pierre Herman In early September of this year, San Francisco became the first city in the US to offer financial incentives with the aim of promoting urban agriculture within the city. … Continue reading

September 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fresh local honey coming to Los Angeles (and other cities near you)

Beekeepers in LA can finally join their counterparts in London, Toronto and Paris and reap the sweet rewards of this booming practice.

February 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

More evidence that a vegetarian diet is healthiest

Researchers at the University of Oxford in the UK have concluded that following a vegetarian diet can have a substantial and beneficial impact on our health, following the results of a … Continue reading

February 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Our shocking food-waste habit: why it’s up to all of us to stop it

Supermarkets and restaurants in the United States distribute more than 2 times the food necessary to feed the entire population.  So what happens to the half that’s never eaten?

January 27, 2013 · 3 Comments

5 protein-rich, meat-busting foods for a healthier you

If there’s one thing environmentalists and your general practictioner will agree on, it’s that we should be eating less meat. High meat consumption has been linked to a variety of … Continue reading

November 14, 2012 · 3 Comments

A sustainable diet: good for the planet and our brains, too.

Several studies now show how a diet rich in vegetables and low in fats and sugar helps prevent dementia and learning problems in old age.

September 2, 2012 · 1 Comment

Taking urban farming to new heights: New York City rooftop farms

Still think urban farming is a utopian fantasy? Then be forewarned that your opinion may easily be swayed by this story.

July 8, 2012 · 2 Comments

Sustainable living tip: switch to a dairy alternative

In the western world, we love our dairy. A multi-billion dollar industry, supermarkets in Europe and North America pack the shelves with an immense variety of milk, yoghurt, cheeses, and … Continue reading

June 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

In urban farming, Havana and Montreal are the models to follow

Urban agriculture is gaining momentum around the globe. Havana’s experience, coupled with initiatives in other large cities and the growth of private, community supported agricultural models, proves that we can bring … Continue reading

June 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

What’s your “water footprint”?

It’s a startling fact: the average first-world citizen “consumes” an average of 3 tonnes (or 792 US gallons) of water per day. But how is this possible, you might ask? … Continue reading

April 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

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