22 Dec '11, 11pm

The good food news of 2011 via @grist

The good food news of 2011 via @grist

2011 was a big year for food politics. In case you dozed off anywhere along the way, I've collected the year's most stories important below. (Want something lighter? See my Sustainable Food Trends story from last week. Want something heavier? Stay tuned for the bad food news, coming soon.) 1. Urban farming is flourishing. An urban farm in Chicago. Photo: Piush Dahal While the renewed interest in growing food within city limits is nothing new, 2011 was the year urban farming went legit. Despite several low points involving criminal charges for gardeners in Michigan and Tennessee (charges were dropped in both cases after word spread around the internet and people from across the country petitioned lawmakers), the year was full of highlights. In San Francisco, Oakland, Chicago , San Diego , and Baltimore , city officials changed local laws to make it easier to farm. Meanwhile...

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