01/07/14 - Tuesday's Topical Currents is with historian and author Maureen Ogle who’s documented the long history of the livestock and meat debate. It dates back to Colonial times. In her book, IN MEAT WE TRUST, Ogle doesn’t take sides . . . but explains how meat winds up on plates. The factory-farm system first evolved because a labor shortage . . .
Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 3:03 pm
From vacant lots to vertical "pinkhouses," urban farmers are scouring cities for spaces to grow food. But their options vary widely from place to place.
While farmers in post-industrial cities like Detroit and Cleveland are claiming unused land for cultivation, in New York and Chicago, land comes at a high premium. That's why farmers there are increasingly eyeing spaces that they might not have to wrestle from developers: rooftops that are already green.