By Joseph F Coughlin
BigThink– Most of us are fortunate enough to never have to ask where our food comes from. When we are young it just seems to materialize. A trip to the grocery store and a little of (typically) mom’s magic a meal appears. Despite our daily experience and the distance most of us have from its origins – meat does not come wrapped, cereal does not come from boxes nor do vegetables, milk and eggs simply appear on the shelves of Walmart and Wegmans. It is America’s farmers that produce what fills our plates and stomachs each day. But more than providing the nation’s food, farming is a strategic economic asset of the United States and it’s stewardship is in transition…. Read More
Source: BigThink, April 2nd, 2012.
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