Thanksgiving Dinner is Cheapest in Years, But are Family Farms Paying the Price?
Should we be concerned with low prices? And who is paying the price? The farmers? The customers? How do we turn things around and start producing quality over quantity while also learn to eat mindfully.
According to Union of Concerned Scientists, midsize farms are pretty much disappearing, and what can we do to reverse the trend and revitalize rural farming communities?
Small family-owned farms are more likely than large industrial farms to use more environmentally sustainable practices such as crop rotation and integrated livestock management, resulting in greater crop diversity. This, too, may have health implications: in a country in which about half of all available vegetables and legumes are either tomatoes or potatoes, with lettuce bringing home the bronze, it stands to reason that greater diversity in our food supply can only be a good thing. Read more