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bzi_gro_glb_ve_524_hi“Food sharing” transforms our interaction with the environment by localizing food production and consumption. In the process, our food systems become more resilient, decreasing the incidence of mass recalls and food-borne disease. Governments rethink how they inspect and regulate food quality as food sharing grows.

 

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Ron Finley’s Guerilla Gardening movement encourages people to grow their own food. To combat the issue of food deserts in South Central Los Angeles, Finley and his group, L.A. Green Grounds started growing food on vacant lots in the area. What started as an illegal activity earned citizen support and endorsements from public officials.

Source: “How Guerrilla Gardening Can Save America’s Food Deserts,” Smithsonian Magazine, http://www.smithsonianmag.com/food/how-guerrilla-gardening-can-save-americas-food-deserts-1464414/?no-ist=.