Efficient land use is key to sustainable agriculture

The future of sustainable agriculture will likely involve making more efficient use of land -- that is, growing more food with less space. For instance, Detroit has suffered from a half-century of population decline, and Michigan State University professor Mike Hamm would like to see the city build an urban agricultural system on unused land. Meanwhile, in Pittsburgh, two experts in biointensive gardening -- in which crops are spaced closely together to maximize food yields -- are producing home-grown vegetables through the winter months by using a greenhouse.

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