Where does our food come from?

>> Friday, October 19, 2007

I found an interesting article on the website Grist. The article tells of how Iowa has traditionally been the “bread basket” of the U.S. producing a variety of foods for humans but since the advent of synthetic fertilizer and pesticides the number of farms has diminished and food production has become specialized in other parts of the country. Iowa has turned to being the biggest provider of livestock feed instead of human food.

The article tells how local farmers are beginning to return to the small local farms of years past, when they produced their own natural fertilizer, shunned synthetic pesticides and produced healthier more natural foods for humans.

The article is part of a series on food and farming and deserves a read.


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