Growing vegetables has never, in recent memory, been quite so cool, or so attractive to the young and well-educated. But many aspiring farmers lack hard, cold cash for land and farm equipment, a survey found.
More than half of the $5 billion in local food sales came not from farmers' markets but from restaurants and grocery stores, according to a government report. Those points of sale have attracted bigger farmers who might not bother with direct-to-consumer sales.
Sarah Kaufmann, in professional circles and beyond, is known as "the Cheese Lady." She's one of three professional cheese sculptors in the U.S., but she's also part of a growing group of artists bringing food art out of state fairs and into the mainstream.
Seafood inspections aren't geared to catch drug residues from fish farms, leaving consumers in the dark on whether dinner contains drugs that could cause antibiotic resistance and cancer. A new study says there's no way to tell how big the problem is, given the lack of oversight.
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