When you sit down to a meal, do you ever wonder where the ingredients come from?
Wherever you live, find local farmers markets in your area to explore.
Why did I spend 5 months pedaling 4,300 miles across the country to rediscover our food system? Excerpt 1.
February 14, 2011 A website I couldn’t help but share today, Valentine’s Day, whose sole purpose is to connect farmers and down-to-earth singles. It’s called FarmersOnly.com and was started by Jerry Miller in 2005. “FarmersOnly.com is the brainchild of Jerry Miller who has done marketing and public relations for thousands of farms and ranches across […]
US agricultural regulators on Friday said despite a court ban, they would allow commercial planting of genetically modified sugar beets under closely controlled conditions.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Jon Tester makes the sensible argument for his legislation (the Tester amendment) that, in effect, a one size fits all approach in agriculture is unfair and counter-productive.