Building a local food economy also depends upon retaining local farms, and creating new ones. Ken Meter outlines the problem of affordable farmland.
Expert food system analyst Ken Meter, defines what constitutes a strong local food system, and why it’s so important to the health and well-being of a region.
Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System, discusses the recent riots relating to the disastrous rise in global food prices.
Crops that go directly from field to can often retain vitamins better than just-harvested crops that travel through the long distribution chain to your kitchen.
Food Policy Councils are relatively new across the country and are designed to identify and address key food related issues that impact cities, states, and regions.
Michael Claypool and Sasha Davies travel across the country sampling artisan cheese one destination at a time.