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Old 11-29-2012, 07:03 PM   #1
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Default Urban Farms Destroyed by Hurricane Sandy Will Hurt Food Supply

Urban Farms Destroyed by Hurricane Sandy Will Hurt Food Supply
By Food Nutrition & Science
Published: Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 - 7:11 am

Urban Farms Destroyed by Hurricane Sandy Will Hurt Food Supply - PR Newswire - The Sacramento Bee
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Hurricane Sandy devastated urban farms in New York City and New Jersey and now those farms are facing immeasurable crop losses that may take years to recover.

In addition to crop loss and apiary or bee farm destruction, farms also are dealing with pollutants that might have been washed in with the storm water. If pollutants exist, farmers will create remediation plans that could include inoculating the soil with fungi spores, saturating the land with compost tea, or even removing it all and starting over with new top soil.

"For more than 30 years urban farms have been helping to feed New Yorkers, especially lower income residents and Sandy's effects could create challenges for affordable fresh fruits and vegetables," says Phil Lempert, founder of Food Nutrition & Science and CEO of The Lempert Report and SupermarketGuru.com. "With 80 percent of the U.S. population living in cities...
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:41 PM   #2
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I've noticed when driving through big cities that larger chain grocery stores aren't exactly on every corner like they are in the burbs. I never really thought about it before reading this but.... when people are stacked and packed in large cities.... where do they go for a decent selection of food.... the corner mini-mart selling high fructose laced bottled drinks, junk food, and over priced mac and cheese and corned beef hash?
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