Originally Posted by novawolverine
I think something like this, if cost effective, could help poorer people in cities who don't eat very healthy. It has to make economic sense though, and it'll be interesting to see if they can produce the volume needed through vertical farming or whatever.
In practical terms, I think programs that utilize food, including veggies, that supermarkets pull off the shelves and used to throw out are probably more effective. That can amount to huge amounts of perfectly good food.
I'm fine with urban agriculture too, properly used. But San Francisco for example, converted the central open space of Civic Center Plaza into a farm plot last summer and, to my eye, it looked ridiculous plus I doubt much of what was grown actually got used. Cities need parks and flower gardens too. This vegetable gardening can be taken too far. And chicken coops? Chickens are nasty, smelly birds. What's next? Urban pig stys?