Urban Farming around San Francisco

This ABC 7 online article, “Urban Farming Gains Popularity in Bay Area,” features video of a small farm in Oakland, California and a store in Berkeley catering to increasing numbers of urban farmers in cities surrounding San Francisco.

In San Francisco itself, from the YouTube description posted July 30, 2009, a doctor at UCSF deals with the changes in the American diet since 1975, comparing it to Atkins and the traditional Japanese diet. Video: “Sugar: The Bitter Truth.

“Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, explores the damage caused by sugary foods. He argues that fructose (too much) and fiber (not enough) appear to be cornerstones of the obesity epidemic through their effects on insulin.”

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