Sunday, January 10, 2010
I came across an interesting website about the local foodshed around San Francisco. This study found to within a 100 mile radius from the Golden Gate bridge, 20 million tons of food is grown annually. The entire Bay Area population only eats 5.9 million tons! 80 different commodities were studied and only a few do not reach local demands.
Again, Colorado doesn't compare in foodshed capibilites with California. However, it is encouraging to see that even 7.4 million people can be fed locally.