Keywords: food, food security, food production, urban areas, horticulture, urban horticulture, soil-based horticulture, controlled environment horticulture, urban agriculture, research, city, Sheffield, UK, United Kingdom, Great Britain
Parole chiave: cibo, sicurezza alimentare, produzione alimentare, aree urbane, orticoltura, orticoltura urbana, orticoltura basata su suolo, orticoltura in ambientale controllato, agricoltura urbana, ricerca, città, Sheffield, Inghilterra, Regno Unito, Gran Bretagna
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Today I’m gonna tell you a story about urban areas and food production!
In assessing the potential of urban horticulture (UH) as a concrete source of food for urban areas inhabitants, a bunch of researchers of the University of Sheffield, England, UK, lead by Dr. Jill L. Edmondson, build a case study by which they show that there is way enough land available within the city of Sheffield to feed its people with all the fruit and vegetable they need. Dr. Edmonson and colleagues - aka the E-Science-Pack – then publish