Going Green

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

City Food

Agriculture -- front and center!! Climate change, bio-fuels, food security -- suddenly, after being ignored for years, agriculture is being recognized for its critical role on the globe. Change is happening -- and fast.

Grow more food in cities, U.N. agency tells Asia

GENEVA (Reuters) - Asian nations, many at risk from climate change, must invest more in urban and indoor farming to help feed the hundreds of millions of people in their growing cities, the World Meteorological Organisation said on Wednesday.

Of the 10 countries most affected by extreme weather in 2006, seven were Asian -- Afghanistan, China, India, Indonesia, North Korea, the Philippines and Vietnam, said the WMO, the U.N. agency looking at weather, climate and water problems.

Asia needs secure food supplies for...(complete article here).

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