Why Buy Local?

December 23, 2010 A group of middle school photography students from the University School of Nashville went to their local farmers market to snap pictures and ask a variety of questions of the farmers and vendors, such as buying local food over food being distributed from as far away as New Zealand. The result was […]


Food Supply Chain Competition

December 10, 2010 The final Agriculture and Antitrust Enforcement Issues in Our 21st Century Economy workshop put on by the USDA and the Department of Justice was held December 08, 2010, in Washington, DC. This last workshop, entitled Margins, was to “look at the discrepancies between the prices received by farmers and the prices paid […]


Important Food Stories of 2010

December 09, 2010 This time of year brings out those best-of-the-year lists, and food stories is has its round up too. A few days ago, Daniel Fromson, of the Atlantic listed what he considered the 10 Biggest Food Stories of 2010. A few dealt with food policy – the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kid Act and Food […]

Senator Jon Tester (Montana)

Food Safety Amendment

November 18, 2010 The Food Safety Modernization Act (S. 510) is being considered in the Senate today. One of the amendments, the Tester amendment (to protect family scale producers), was just ratified to be included in the Managers Amendment. So if the bill goes forward, the Tester amendment will be part of it. When asked […]