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Mayor unleashes goat program

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City Farmer goat grazing on the green roof of our cob tool shed.

Animal rights group, union pans new plan

Mark Hasiuk, Vancouver Courier
April 01, 2009
April Fools Day Story (Spoiler Alert. The Mayor did not unveil a GoatingGreen program.)

Vision Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson unveiled yesterday a controversial new program aimed at conserving energy and reducing carbon dioxide emissions at city hall.

The GoatingGreen program, which originated in the Netherlands, is the first of its kind in North America.

At a backyard press conference at city hall, Robertson, who made environmentalism a key component of his successful 2008 civic election campaign, introduced Tony, a striking four-year-old African pygmy goat and program centerpiece.

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April 1, 2009   2 Comments

Pigs Raised in Skyscrapers

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Dutch firm (MVRDV) proposes Pig City

From MVRDV document:

Can we combine organic farming with a further concentration of the production-activites so that there will be enough space for other activities? Is it possible to compact all the pig production within concentrated farms, therefore avoiding unnecessary transportation and distribution, and thereby reducing the spread of diseases? Can we through concentrated farming, create economical mass and a central food core, so as to solve the various problems found in the pig-industry?

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April 1, 2009   3 Comments