Monday, May 25, 2009

Bring on the New $5.5 Billion Urban Agriculture Industry

The most compelling information:
The Bad News - currently Colorado produces less than 1% of our food needs. If our sources were cut off we would have less than a week of food supplies. This is not a healthy position to be in. Most of it comes from 2,000 - 6,000 miles away. That's a carbon and security nightmare!

The Good News - in the Denver Metro Area our food purchasing power is $5.7 Billion. This means we send $5.5 Billion dollars away by purchasing all of our food from an average of 2,000 miles away. We can do better than this!

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