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Farmland mapping project indicates more than 90 percent of U.S. could eat food grown or raised within 100 miles of their homes

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A project by UC Merced Professor Elliott Campbell mapped the potential of every American city to obtain food locally. Research shows unexpectedly large current potential for productive farmland.

By Lorena Anderson
UC Merced News
June 1, 2015

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Campbell and his students looked at the farms within a local radius of every American city, then estimated how many calories those farms could produce. By comparing the potential calorie production to the population of each city, the researchers found the percentage of the population that could be supported entirely by food grown locally.

The researchers found surprising potential in major coastal cities. For example, New York City could feed only 5 percent of its population within 50 miles but as much as 30 percent within 100 miles. The greater Los Angeles area could feed as much as 50 percent within 100 miles.

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Bethesda, Maryland rooftop farm to yield about 10,000 pounds of produce in 2016, up from 7,000 pounds last year


Hyper-local produce from our unique rooftop farm is now enjoyed downstairs at Jose Andres’ Jaleo Bethesda restaurant. Jaleo’s Culinary Director, Chef Ramon Martinez discusses the delicious, sustainable difference of #RooftoTableDining while preparing a tasty entree with super-fresh produce from our rooftop farm at Bethesda Row. (Must See. Mike)

Produce grown atop Equinox Fitness can be enjoyed downstairs at Jose Andres’ Jaleo restaurant location in Bethesda, Maryland.

By Sarah Borchersen-Keto
REIT
3/9/2016

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As the weather begins to warm, thoughts at Federal Realty Investment Trust’s (NYSE: FRT) Bethesda Row turn toward the development’s roof, where 7,000 square feet of growing space stand ready to cultivate a new crop of salad greens, carrots, herbs and a variety of other produce.

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