Urban farming in Chicago

This looks promising especially if disused and decrepit buildings are being rescued and reused. My main worry is food quality and total resource consumption. In tes of the first concern, our local Sainbury’s sells produce from ‘Thanet Earth’. That facility claims to be environmentally friendly (http://www.thanetearth.com) yet the tomatoes in particular from it are very watery in texture and lack taste. ‘Sustainable’ mass production is still mass production with al its downsides.


With a cornucopia of new ag startups, from rooftop greenhouses to high-tech vertical farms, the city’s growing agriculture movement is looking to…

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