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We find it hard to disagree with this Op-Ed piece on urban farming in Michigan. It's inconceivable that Christmas trees, vegetables and greenhouses wouldn't be preferable to weeds, old tires, trash and crumbling buildings, from which Detroit's ordinances currently aren't protecting its citizens. However, to protect residents from farm noises and odors, they are still strictly banned. Also some of those abandoned buildings are ok. But surely a Christmas tree farm would smell far more awesome that most things in this city. [The Detroit News]