OK. I already covered local buying which doubles the value of the
purchase to the local economy (New Economics Foundation,"Local Food
Better for Rural Economy than Supermarket Shopping" [press release],
London, UK. 7 August 2001).
Walter Goldschmdt's 1947 book "As You Sow: Three Studies in the Social
Consequences of Agribusiness" as summarized in Peter Barnes (ed.)The
People's Land: A reader on Land reform in the United States, Rodale
Press, 1975. Refers to increased economic viability in farm towns where
farm sizes are smaller and cater to local buyers, which has an
amplifying effect of increased goods and services being sold and the
ameliorating influence that it has on local infrastructure.
I can't find the quote that I want for long distance food contamination
so let me substitute "Is Your Food Contaminated?", Mark Frischetti,
Scientific American, September, 2007.
Using crop rotation requires fewer inputs (less petroleum products),
which will improve the land. It allows greater diversity, which offers
its' own protection to the farmer because he is not dependent (make or
break) on one crop. If the farmer can do his/her own sales or
distribution, they receive more than the 7 cents on the dollar that the
monoculture farmers get.
And lastly, it must be obvious that fresher food tastes better.
I gave up with the footnotes because it's time for my beauty nap.
I await you response as to where I jumped the tracks.
Mom and I travelled the winery trails a couple of times.
I recommend Cana Cellars.
<lol> I said IN TOWN! :-)
There is Granzin's in New Braunfels that I have yet to try, but have
been encouraged to do so by more than one source.
My preference is to purchase 1/2 of a local range fed cow when I have
the money and the space.
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Monsanto Company filed a civil suit in the Federal District Court in
Boston, Massachusetts, against Oakhurst Dairy Inc. in response to the
processor's use of deceptive labels and misleading claims in its
product labeling and advertising to consumers in the Commonwealth. The
filing seeks an injunction that would prohibit Oakhurst from making
these misleading representations in its commercial advertising and
promotional practices for its milk and milk products - and asks that
these practices be brought in accordance with the law.
Specifically, Monsanto asked the court for an injunction to:
Prohibit Oakhurst from showing the statement "Our Farmers' Pledge:
No Artificial Growth Hormones," or any similar statement, on the
labels of its milk or milk products, or in any other commercial
advertising or promotion.
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