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CFA study of direct sales and agritourism shows some ups and downs

From FoodTank: “On-farm enterprises that focused their business plans on local communities were labeled community-focused agriculture (CFA). This included farms that sell their produce directly to consumers and generate farm income through agritourism. 157 more words

Farmers/farming Information

Crop Disasters Declared in Six States

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC EVENTS
DROUGHT
EXCESSIVE RAIN
FREEZE & FROST
CROP DISASTERS
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Drought, Excessive Rain, Freeze and Frost  Cause Crop Disasters across Dozens of Counties in 6 States… 420 more words

Global Disasters

One Healthy Beach Weekend

We had an absolute blast visiting last weekend with everyone at the 2014 Georgia School Nutrition Association’s (GSNA) annual conference on Jekyll Island, Ga. 242 more words

Regenerate Juice

6 food labels that don't mean what you think they do

Nowadays, it seems like every food label is designed to make you think its contents are healthy (or at least not all that bad). And while a new Harris Interactive survey shows that the majority of Americans say they find those labels helpful in making healthy food choices, some of them mean diddly squat. 454 more words

In The News

FOOD FRAUD—NOT GETTING WHAT YOU PAID FOR


Do you really know what you are eating?
Food fraud is a growing problem, perhaps not as dangerous as drug fraud and sometimes amusing if you are not the one getting scammed. 667 more words

Insights

Beyond the label - Hidden poison in nuts?

Are the “raw” almonds you purchase at the health food store really raw? Not legally, if you live in the USA, thanks to a mandatory law passed by the USDA in 2007. 682 more words

Tip Of The Week

Had eggs today? Company recalling more than 200K pounds for Salmonella


LACEY, Wash. – Have any kind of eggs for breakfast?

A Washington company is recalling more than 220,000 pounds of processed egg products because it could be contaminated with Salmonella. 492 more words

Health