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Urban agriculture only provides small environmental benefits in northeastern US

20:00 EDT 20 Jun 2017 | AAAS

(American Chemical Society) 'Buy local' sounds like a great environmental slogan, epitomized for city dwellers by urban agriculture. But when it comes to growing fruits and vegetables in vacant lots and on rooftops in cities, is the practice really better for the planet than conventional farming? A new analysis of urban agriculture in the northeastern US, reported in ACS' journal Environmental Science & Technology, has found that the regional 'green' benefits consumers expect could be meager at best.

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