Meanwhile in New York City, we are dumping dirt in a park to lead school kids down a garden path to nowhere.
Instead of science and technology we have leaders like our parks commissioner and others who preach a curriculum of "get your hands dirty" as if this was some holy endeavor.
New York has the means to be a leader in urban food production. Instead, we have a highly vocal but relatively small mob of farmer wannabees trying to make the Big Apple into a fantasy farm.
This is simply the wrong place and the wrong time.
DEN BOSCH, Netherlands April 11, 2011, 09:05 am ET
Farming is moving indoors, where the sun never shines, where rainfall is irrelevant and where the climate is always right.
The perfect crop field could be inside a windowless building with meticulously controlled light, temperature, humidity, air quality and nutrition. It could be in a New York high-rise, a Siberian bunker, or a sprawling complex in the Saudi desert.