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Main Title Food and the city : urban agriculture and the new food revolution /
Author Cockrall-King, Jennifer,
Publisher Prometheus Books,
Year Published 2012
OCLC Number 726821388
ISBN 9781616144586 (pbk. : alk. paper); 1616144580 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Subjects Urban agriculture ; Food supply--Social aspects ; Urban agriculture ; Food supply--Social aspects
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ESAM  S494.5.U72C63 2012 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 08/26/2013
Collation 372 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 357-358) and index.
Contents Notes
The facade of the modern grocery store -- Industrial food -- Industrial eaters -- A world in food crisis -- The new food movement and the rise of urban agriculture -- Paris: the roots of modern urban agriculture -- London, capital growth -- Southern California and Los Angeles: a tale of two farms -- Vancouver: Canada's left coast -- Toronto: Cabbagetown 2.0 -- Milwaukee: growing a social revolution -- Detroit: praying for an economic revolution -- Chicago: the vertical farm -- Cuba: urban agriculture on a national scale -- Conclusion: greening and eating our cities. Discusses how urban agriculture can help revolutionize the environmentally unsustainable modern food industry, providing evidence of thriving urban farms within "food deserts" and describing the global movement towards alternative food production.