Why You Should Worry: Five Unhappy Truths about the U.S. Food System by @Seedstock

Michigan Urban Farming Initiative Photo by David Sands While Seedstock regularly profiles those who are taking a sustainable and local approach to creating a new food economy, the fact remains that industrial farming and distribution methods still reign supreme in America. So we are taking a step back to remind ourselves why their work is so important. The convergence of processed foods, chemically intensive farming and a gas-guzzling supply chain have created a food system in the United States that would have seemed fantastical—and quite possibly nightmarish—to folks who lived in this country just a century ago. Here are five worrisome facts about the U.S. food system to keep in mind the next time you go grocery shopping. Farmers Are Aging Grant Wood’s portrayal of an elderly farmer in his classic painting, “American Gothic,” is surprisingly contemporary, based on recent ...

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