Continuing the conversation, Curt Ellis shares his story about the pervasiveness of corn in our daily foods. We learn that for the first time in human history, the problem of obesity is associated with poverty, not affluence. The processed ingredients that saturate the market with cheap food products is the chief culprit. Related: Cooking Up [...]
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In part 6, Dan Imhoff offers suggestions for what citizens can do to help influence the outcome of of the 2007 Farm Bill that is still relevant today.
Cooking Up a Story: Food News Furthering the conversation, Dan Imhoff explains how there are cracks appearing in the alliance. A number of opposing interest groups may be coming together to push the Farm Bill toward rewarding better farming practices: encouraging farmers to grow nutritious foods, and employ farming methods that preserve the land for [...]
In Part 3, Dan Imhoff explains the inequities of the Farm Bill, and offers some suggestions to help remedy these problems.
The Farm Bill comes up for renewal every 5 to 7 years. But upon passage, that is just the beginning of a yearly battle for allocation of those funds. Part 2 reveals the surprising truth about what the Farm Bill really offers, and how it has evolved from its original purpose. For more information
In part 1, Daniel Imhoff explains the historical roots of the federal Farm Bill, arguably the single, biggest piece of legislation that effects land use in the U.S., and as he himself notes, most average citizens know little about this important bill. The current farm bill is a 90 billion dollar federal program that supports [...]