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Residents of the US city of Detroit are now producing organic food locally, reducing the environmental footprint of their food by cutting down on carbon emissions from transport and on chemical inputs. They are also helping revive communities as...
The COVID pandemic has hit people hard around the world, not only in terms of health risks but also their most basic economic security and well-being. Some are using this as an opportunity to become self-sufficient by growing food for...
All schools in India have been asked to set up "school nutrition gardens" by the central government. The gardens will have to be managed by the students, with the help of staff and teachers. The Ministry of Human Resource Development...
Malaysian deputy agriculture minister Sim Tze Tzin has taken up urban farming in his constituency of Bayan Baru. The small garden outside the double-storey unit that serves as Sim's service centre now boasts eggplants, cucumbers and other herbs. Sim said the...
Women farmers in the Balaghat region of Madhya Pradesh state in India are moving actively to organic farming with indigenous seeds, so as to earn better and to produce healthier crops. They are actively supported by civic society organisation...
Ikea wants to sell you more than furniture - it wants to sell sustainable living, and that includes what you need to grow your own food. Ikea is reported to be developing a new line of products with British industrial...

Strawberries Grown in Dubai

The UAE’s harsh climate is not conducive to farming let alone the cultivation of a fruit like strawberry. But all that is going to change now. By year-end, Dubai residents will be able to enjoy strawberries grown right here...
Abandoned coal mines across the UK could be brought back to life as huge underground farms, according to academics. Mine shafts and tunnels are seen as "the perfect environment" for growing food such as vegetables and herbs. Advocates say subterranean...
Flow Hive is an alternative to the traditional beehive, one that promises to let people harvest honey with "minimal disturbance" to the bees. The old-school method of honey harvesting typically involves a traditional Langstroth hive, named after its inventor, Lorenzo...
The city of Clarkston, Georgia, located in a pocket of the Atlanta metropolis characterized by strip malls, auto-body shops and cheap low-rise apartments, has been called the most diverse square mile in America. Designated as a refugee resettlement area...