When Earth Can't Produce Enough Food
Us modern-day humans require a lot of food to keep us going, and we're craving more than ever. But as the world population continues its inevitable march upwards, the question must be asked: What happens when the planet is no longer able to keep up?
Earth Overshoot Day
"August 20 is Earth Overshoot Day 2013, marking the date when humanity exhausted nature's budget for the year."
UCLA students map L.A. County agriculture: 1,261 urban farming sites
"California is known as the produce basket of the nation, but until now, Los Angeles County evoked little of that bucolic bounty."
What is Sustainable Agriculture?
"Agriculture has changed dramatically, especially since the end of World War II. Food and fiber productivity soared due to new technologies, mechanization, increased chemical use, specialization and government policies that favored maximizing production. These changes allowed fewer farmers with reduced labor demands to produce the majority of the food and fiber in the U.S."
The Land Institute
"At The Land Institute, we believe that a solution for the 10,000 year old problem of agriculture - soil loss and degradation, ecosystem destruction, and high energy use - is not only necessary, but possible."
Detroit foodies promote urban farming as way to fight blight, grow economy
"For Greg Willerer, Detroit's new urban frontier is a lot like the Wild West: Grow enough food to support your family, make do with what you have, and rely on your neighbors when you need help."
The Future of Farming, Part 1: Controlling the Environment
"Famine... or feast? Soil... or hydroponics, aquaponics, aquaculture or aeroponics? Nine billion hungry human beings will be living on planet Earth by 2050, according to United Nations estimates."
Cultivate Los Angeles Interactive Map
"This site presents Cultivate L.A., a University of California Los Angeles Master of Urban and Regional Planning Comprehensive Capstone research project, meant to assess the state of urban agriculture in Los Angeles County in 2013."
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