A Vertical Farm Grows In Newark | The Daily 360 | The New York Times

Here we are at AeroFarms. This is our ninth farm and the largest vertical farm in the world. We define vertical farming as layer upon layer of plant growth. What we could grow in one acre, it takes a 130 acres to grow in the field. We use 95 percent less water to grow a […]

Farmers market lies exposed: hidden camera investigation (Marketplace)

[ ♪♪ ]>>Charlsie: We’re inside farmers’ markets.>>The home grown ones, are they yours then, or…?>>Charlsie: Are you really buying direct from the farm? Or are they feeding you lies?>>What’s the farm called?>>Uh, Koornneef.>>Charlsie: So that’s Koornneef Produce, right over there. Not a family farm after all. Tracking down the truth. Consumers are paying a premium […]

FSMA and PSR Overview – Montana Department of Agriculture

Montana farmers work hard to keep their food products safe and flavorful for consumers. In fact, the United States has one of the safest food supplies in the world. But, outbreaks of foodborne illnesses caused by Listeria, Salmonella and other bacterial pathogens prompted lawmakers to improve food safety standards. In 2010, the U.S. Congress passed […]

In the U.S., 30 to 40 percent of food is wasted. California aims to change that

JUDY WOODRUFF: For many of us, the Thanksgiving meal is one of the most beloved culinary traditions of the year. But that feast usually ends with plentiful leftovers, and then some. That extra some, so to speak, often ends up in the garbage and adds to the much larger problem of food waste in this […]

Why Today’s Agricultural Economy is Good for Foodies, but Bad for Farm Workers, with Eric Schlosser

One of the problems with our food system that hasn’t gotten anywhere near enough attention is that it’s ultimately based on the exploitation of poor workers, mainly recent immigrants in this country. That’s true when you look at the restaurant industry and fast food workers. It’s true when you look at the meatpacking industry and […]

Good Agricultural Practices on the Farm and in Your Home Garden

Produce consumption has increased in the past twenty years. Nutrition education, produce marketing campaigns, year round availability of a variety of fruits and vegetables, plus convenient, ready-to-eat packaged salad mixes have contributed to this trend. While most produce in the United States is wholesome, recently produce has been linked with foodborne illnesses from bacteria such […]

Consumer Impact on Agriculture – America’s Heartland: Episode 903

America’s Heartland is made possible by… Farm Credit – financing agriculture and rural America since 1916. Farm Credit is cooperatively owned by America’s farmers and ranchers. Learn more at farmcredit.com.   Croplife America.. Representing the companies whose modern farming innovations help America’s farmers provide nutritious food for communities around the globe.   Hi I’m Jason […]