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Nourishing the Planet’s opinion editorial on urban agriculture was recently published in the Boston Herald.

Urban gardens and farmers markets are cropping up in cities all over the world. (Photo credit: Patrick Whittemore, Boston Herald)

The article highlighted the importance of urban agricultural initiatives, such as urban community gardens, in improving global food security. Innovations in sustainable agriculture, particularly urban farming, are becoming even more important as we must find a way to feed a global population that is expected to reach 9 billion by 2050. Worldwide, about 800 million people are engaged in urban agriculture, providing 15 to 20 percent of the world’s food.

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