Rose Hayden-Smith says growing food is an act of patriotism. Broccoli raab, the Italian way. Wild rice pancakes. And, locusts destroy pastures in Argentina.
Rose Hayden-Smith says the message of connecting the food supply with national security can be updated for today.
Increasingly, farm businesses are starting as operations intended to provide produce for schools and other institutional markets in the local area.
The Washington, D.C. city council announced yesterday that the recently approved Healthy Schools Act will be funded by a new 6 percent tax on soft drinks.