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Jul
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Food sovereignty?

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We all know Americans need to eat better, but the truth is there aren’t enough fruits and vegetables grown here to make it possible. The U.S. food supply contains less than 60 percent of the vegetables required to meet recommended daily allowances, and less than half of the fruit. To change that, the U.S. would need to more than double the acreage devoted to fruit and vegetable crops.

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Top 10 All-American Food Myths: What You Don’t Know About Our Food Chain Will Shock You
Author and journalist Tracie McMillan went undercover along the American food chain—as a picker in the garlic fields of California, a stocker in a Detroit-area Walmart, and a kitchen worker at a Brook…

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7 comments

  1. Alison Murray says:

    I've often wondered about that… Not a pretty picture…

  2. Vivian Morris says:

    Very interesting, I have always known that we as americans never are well. I knew that we were in for big problems, not enough people care until or becomes a problem in there own family or life. Which is very very sad.

  3. John Poteet says:

    Most green vegetables are some sort of cabbage variant. That stuff is dead easy to grow.

  4. Chris George says:

    Cabbage, beans, peas, tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, broccoli, lettuce, garlic, onions.

    All growing along nicely for harvest. The garlic is already curing.

  5. Vivian Morris says:

    That's just awesome!!

  6. Alison Murray says:

    +Chris George I'm keeping to the simple things – salad greens and carrots.  My neighbours do beans.  I've tried to expand my range, but so far I've been unsuccessful…

  7. Chris George says:

    I built a 6 foot tall tripod out of apple branches as a home for the scarlet runner beans. Easy to grow and makes lots of good fibre/protein. +Alison Murray 

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