Category: Farmers

The Bureaucracy Faced by Food Producers

An entrepreneur, who has been working on growing her dedicated following of people who want natural prepared meals and healthful alternatives to the central food supply, has encountered multiple hurdles when trying to both start and expand her operations. 1. She purchased a retail food license for a […]

Access to Local Food

In an AP article, a phenomena and trend which has been taking shape for quite awhile, is highlighted. That trend is the limited access to food in rural areas (e.g. grocery stores), and the reason has to do with economics.  Smaller operations are generally more costly to run, […]

Say NO to Genetically-Engineered (GE) Alfalfa

Sometimes you don’t get a second chance.  Our ecosystem is resilient and we have put it through quite a test, especially with intense conventional agricultural practices (fertilizers, chemical pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides).  For the most part, up until a decade ago, even this unsustainable methodology of growing plants […]

Slow Money Alliance

Meet the Slow Food Alliance – an organization with an outstanding mission to build sustainable local food systems (which are inherently better for the economy). Their Goal? A million Americans investing 1% of their assets in local food systems…within a decade. Their Reasoning? In order to enhance food […]