Video: Farmers Markets Make Sense
Freshly picked, in season produce is at its peak in flavor and nutrition.
Support of your local farmers and local economy
You can help small farmers and business people be successful
Fresh fruit and vegetables are full of antioxidants and phytonutrients
Its a great way to involve your children and establish good habits
Supporting small farmers and business people strengthens your community
Farmers markets offer foods aligned with MyPlate guidelines
Your family can try a new fruit or vegetable
Outdoor markets are a ...
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According to a recent NY Times poll, 90% of Americans polled think that products containing Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) should be labelled as such. The Center for Food Safety, which tracks such things, says much of the developed world already has label laws on the books.
It took a $46-million infusion of campaign cash from Monsanto, DuPont and other agribusiness giants to narrowly defeat the California initiative that would have imposed mandatory labeling. Vermont did succeed in passing mandatory labeling for consumers.
Now, Monsanto and other corporations ...
The 2014 Farm Bill was signed into law February after a 2 1/2 year congressional delay. There is a distinct shift in which farmers benefit from the bill. While commodity crops (wheat, soybeans, corn) still receive the overwhelming majority of support, those subsidies were cut by 30% over a ten ...