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Why Farmers Walk Away From Their Farms
3yr civileats.com
Is our system failing our farmers? "Most farmers don't decide to leave their farms lightly—but so...
Is our system failing our farmers? "Most farmers don't decide to leave their farms lightly—but sometimes it's the only economic choice that makes sense." If it doesn't make sense economically to gr...
  • JenniferEmilson This is a result of the commercialization of farming. Profit margins are all that counts. Such a shame. There have been times here in Canada where the govt has paid farmers not to plant in order to...
  • sugardetoxme Prescient statement @JenniferEmilson
  • annefood Wow. So true. Quite astonishing.
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If there are no new farmers, who will grow our food?
3yr pri.org
"Programs across the country are trying to make it easier for new farmers to get started and put ...
"Programs across the country are trying to make it easier for new farmers to get started and put down roots. Here's why: There's only one farmer under 35 for every six over 65. By 2030, one-quarter...
  • etsummer It's crazy how difficult it can be for young farmers to get started. There's a project starting up out in CA headed by California FarmLink that is working to pair elders and young farmers in a...
  • annefood That's fantastic. I was just talking about apprenticeships and mentors the other day. We've lost that in our country and its an important element.
  • JenniferEmilson Hard to believe that it wasn't that long ago when pretty well every family farmed in some way!!
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Jack in the Box Removes Soda from its Kids' Menus ~ Newsroom ~ News from CSPI ~ Center for Science in the Public Interest
3yr cspinet.org
#foodnews
  • annefood I had no idea that McDonald's and Burger King don't serve soda on their kids' menu! That's a step in the right direction. Still a long way to go, but at least they're doing something right.
  • sugardetoxme There are nearly a dozen restaurants that are doing this now!
  • Rachna Yep I think McDonald's even took the toys out of the happy meals.
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AccelFoods Raises $20M Fund, Groceries Delivered To Your Metro Stop + More | Food + Tech Connect
3yr foodtechconnect.com
"Last week's top food tech and innovation stories featuring AccelFoods, Thrive Market, Brooklyn F...
"Last week's top food tech and innovation stories featuring AccelFoods, Thrive Market, Brooklyn Foodworks, Real Food Films and more. " #foodnews #foodventure
Can Hobbit Tourism Save These Troubled Dairy Farmers?
3yr bloomberg.com
"New Zealand farmer Ian Diprose used to count on the dairy industry for most of his income. Today...
"New Zealand farmer Ian Diprose used to count on the dairy industry for most of his income. Today, he relies on tourism." #foodnews
Flint Water Response Perfectly Captures The Difference Between Bernie Sanders And Hillary Clinton
3yr huffingtonpost.com
"Flint's mayor endorsed Clinton on Tuesday." This article is from a month back but I'm curious as...
"Flint's mayor endorsed Clinton on Tuesday." This article is from a month back but I'm curious as to what Flint residents think about the two political candidates responses on the ground. Obviously...
  • Rachna Ya this is so true... I hope they talk about food policy soon because I feel like the responses may fall into the same camp. I'm not sure what "pragmatic" vs. lofty looks like in terms of food...
  • sugardetoxme @Rachna and from someone in Michigan
  • Rachna Yep... It's such a disgrace what's happening. Makes me only worry about the stuff we don't know yet
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WhatsApp Is Changing the Way People in India Grow and Buy Food | TakePart
3yr takepart.com
"The social media app is making new connections between farmers and consumers." #foodnews
"The social media app is making new connections between farmers and consumers." #foodnews
The Great Big Honey Heist in CA: Bee thieves are a buzz kill to almond growers
3yr cnbc.com
After CCD and another recent virus, bees have come in short supply in CA. "Bee rustlers have pull...
After CCD and another recent virus, bees have come in short supply in CA. "Bee rustlers have pulled off at least half a dozen hive heists in California this year, pinching beekeepers and almond far...
Guess what % of U.S. Grocery purchases are highly processed foods?
3yr sciencedaily.com
"A nationwide analysis of US grocery purchases reveals the highly processed food makes up more th...
"A nationwide analysis of US grocery purchases reveals the highly processed food makes up more than 60% of the calories in food we buy, and these items tend to have more fat, sugar and salt than le...
  • JenniferEmilson Just so wrong. But we've allowed a 'fast food' mentality to invade how we do everything. It must be convenient at all costs. Especially the costs to our health.
Seeing Red: Report Finds FDA Fails to Protect Children in Light of New Evidence on Food Dyes
3yr cspinet.org
  • Ricky Interesting. Sounds like yellow number 5 can cause an allergic reaction. I was skeptical that she said her son reacted so quickly but maybe legit even if anecdotal. Sounds also though like it's not...
  • annefood Reinforces my 'natural is best' policy. And that things which are deemed safe aren't always are.