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Land of a Billion Vegetables October 15, 2012

Posted by jeffrooney in Food Industry, Uncategorized.
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Land of a Billion Vegetables

Another thought-provoking article from Mark Bittman of the New York Times about where our vegetables come from. He raises raises some questions directly about the implications of providing a great majority of the countries vegetables from a single area such as the California central valley. But also it begs other questions about a more sustainable approach to our national food production system. I have traversed a good section of the very area he talks about and it is truly quite stunning to drive a bizillion miles of agriculture on both sides of the highway witnessing both back-breaking work in the fields and incredible machinery, things like endless rice paddies that just don’t seem to belong there and so on.

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