A chasm is growing between those who eat food and those who grow it. The result? People are being tricked by marketing schemes and lack of exposure to truth, and they are making bad food choices. This may lead to bad political choices too, as well as decisions about the environment.
In the 1970’s, just 50 years ago, more than 80% of Americans were involved in some type of agriculture, whether they had a garden, or a farm, or worked in a processing plant. Now that number is down to 2%, according to the USDA and census. With so many people cut off from the reality of raising food and fiber, they are likely to choose improperly for their own well being.
Some of my posts will be consumer oriented, others will be basic farm literacy, but all of them will help you understand more about your food, and why farms matter. I encourage questions, so please comment and ask away.
Thanks, Pat Stewart