From Farm to Fork: The Urban Farming Movement

Photo Credit: BBC News

Photo Credit: BBC News

The newest buzzword in the foodservice industry? Sustainability. With over 7 billion people on this planet, today's top chefs and restaurateurs are desperately seeking for a solution to make up for the limited availability of agricultural land and the logistical issues of transporting food over large distances.  

Many are turning to the root - no pun intended - of the problem, and are beginning to feed themselves by bringing farms into their cities.

In this 7-minute video, Journalist Adam Shaw of BBC News travels to New York, where he meets some of the pioneers of urban farming. A commercial organic farm that uses traditional agricultural methods, but is located on the roof of a six-story block in the shadow of the Empire State Building? It exists. As does the hope of creating a radical approach to growing food in cities through a multi-storied skyscraper farm. Read More