What do you know about your food?
Our nations food system has changed significantly since Jesse’s Grandfather Les Ward (now 93, a former WWII dive bomber pilot) began raising egg layers in Monroe, NH. With the advancement of new technologies and the growing demand for eggs in this country, eggs are now being produced in ways that are vastly different then when our farm originally began. The food industry is making big headlines these days however it is often concerning food safety and treatment of animals (i.e. Salmonella Outbreak at Wright County Egg Farms in 2010, and more recently the discovery of inhumane treatment of hens at Sparboe Egg farms who was subsequently dropped as a producer for McDonald’s) rather than positive news stories about food and agriculture
There is a growing need to rethink the way that our food is produced in this country. You as the consumer can help to “Change the Way We Eat” by making a choice when you go to the supermarket, co-op, local farmer’s market or down the road to your neighboring farm. There is a shift happening in the food industry because their is a consumer outcry for more local, organic, and Certified Humane Foods. Do your part. Find out more about where your food comes from and how it is produced.
In case you missed it over the weekend. Here is a fantastic recap of TEDx Manhattan: “Changing the Way We Eat” a highly informative series of talks about food in America.
TEDx Talks Take On Food Policy | Food Republic.