What's On Our Plate http://wuwm.com en Opportunities for Urban Agriculture http://wuwm.com/post/opportunities-urban-agriculture <p>In our Project Milwaukee conclusion Friday Nov. 19 WUWM’s Bob Bach interviewed a number of guests, including James Godsil of Sweet Water Organics. It is exploring innovations in urban farming, including growing thousands of fish in a former industrial building. Fri, 19 Nov 2010 17:06:16 +0000 Bob Bach 2491 at http://wuwm.com Why Good Businesses Choose to Locate and Grow Here http://wuwm.com/post/why-good-businesses-choose-locate-and-grow-here <p>In this Project Milwaukee segment, WUWM’s Bob Bach interviewed Chris Dresselhuys, Director of Marketing for Palermo’s Pizza in Milwaukee. The company has a 135,000 square foot manufacturing facility in the city's Menomonee Valley. Palermo's Pizza has its roots in a family bakery and restaurant that Italian immigrants, Jack and Zina Fallucca, opened in Milwaukee in the 1960s. Fri, 19 Nov 2010 17:04:08 +0000 Bob Bach 2490 at http://wuwm.com Why Good Businesses Choose to Locate and Grow Here Local Food Movement Growing Here http://wuwm.com/post/local-food-movement-growing-here <p>All week, WUWM has been exploring the strength of Wisconsin’s food industry, including its economic impact here in the southeast.<br><br>The state’s lion’s share is its commodities such as grains and dairy products, as well as processed foods. They’re sold across the country, and Wisconsin continues to develop markets overseas, because that’s where 96 percent of the world’s eaters live.<br><br>But the state is also begun promoting the local food movement; it encourages residents to buy foods produced close to home. The goal is to put fresher, more nutritious items on tables, while generating more business for Wisconsin producers.<br><br>Here’s more from WUWM's Marge Pitrof, on this, our our final day of Project Milwaukee: What’s on Our Plate? Fri, 19 Nov 2010 17:00:56 +0000 Marge Pitrof 2488 at http://wuwm.com Local Food Movement Growing Here Building Innovative Food Systems http://wuwm.com/post/building-innovative-food-systems <p>There’s a national movement afoot to grow more food in cities.<br><br>And the Milwaukee area stands out as an urban agricultural hotbed, as raised gardens multiply in backyards, empty lots and community spaces. Another promising piece of urban food production is called “aquaponics”.<br><br>They’re systems that combine fish and produce.<br><br>On this final day of our Project Milwaukee series on the local food economy, Environmental Reporter Susan Bence introduces us to local innovators using this fishy model to inspire future leaders. Fri, 19 Nov 2010 16:48:14 +0000 Susan Bence 2480 at http://wuwm.com Building Innovative Food Systems Live Project Milwaukee: What's on Our Plate? Part One http://wuwm.com/post/live-project-milwaukee-whats-our-plate-part-one <p>We conclude our <em>Project Milwaukee: What's on Our Plate? </em>series with a live panel discussion from the ground floor of the Chase Tower on the future of Wisconsin's food economy. We start our conversation by looking at whether the food industry is recession-proof. Fri, 19 Nov 2010 16:39:23 +0000 Mitch Teich 2475 at http://wuwm.com Live Project Milwaukee: What's on Our Plate? Part One