Saturday links

Every Saturday’s post on AgriTapestry is a collection of agriculture, agritecture, urban farming and gardening related links, often stories that have come up during the week. Here’s this week’s:

Urban agriculture

Preserving the culture in urban agriculture (Edible Milwaukee)

Reviving abandoned lots with urban agriculture and wildlife gardens (blog)

Lessons from an urban back yard food forest experiment (Permaculture News)

New California law drops property taxes on land used for urban agriculture (Los Angeles Times)

Australian issues and industry

In beef: exporters struggle to meet Asia’s beef demand (WeatherZone), the Underwoods sell their stations to Indonesia (ABC) and Minister for Agriculture Barnaby Joyce backtracks on foreign land buys (ABC).

Australian citrus industry sees China as a major player (Citrus Australia, national issues forum to be held in Melbourne on the 28th and 29th of October)

Fragmented forests warn of ecological collapse (The Conversation)

Science, security and global food

Seminar on Australia’s role in global food security and sustainable agriculture coming up on the 29th of October (United Nations Association of Australia, Victorian Division)

Prince Charles calls on Europe to replace the aggressive search for cheap food with sustainable local production (Food Navigator)

The USA’s Farm Bill – and subsidies – expire (ABC)

Diesel fumes chemically alter pollen odour to make it invisible to bees (ABC Science)

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