Urban sprawl is threatening Sydney’s foodbowl

Farms on Sydney’s fringes supply 20% of the city’s food. That could drop by more than half if urban sprawl isn’t kept in check.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: theconversation.com

Something we can all learn from here. I think of Auckland as Sydney, but many years behind when it comes to population growth and a lot of our produce is similarly grown close to the city in areas where there s significant subdivision.

With predictions of growth of 1.2 million more people in the next 30 years, many farmers might decide that if Council lets them, they can make more money subdividing their land than growing crops on it.

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About Luigi Cappel

Writer for hire, marketing consultant specialising in Location Based Services. Futurist and Public Speaker Auckland, New Zealand
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