Thanks to American wealth and ingenuity, we're a nation of meat eaters. But that's not the whole story. Over the years, we've made access to land near cities affordable to farmers, and created a cheap market for beef and chicken.
There's a new startup that's envisioning a way for people to eat even more meat. AgLocal is developing a smartphone app to help small farmers expand local markets for their meat by connecting them with independent distributors.
How do you cook regional food when you're 5,000 miles from home? Bring your own grano, and hope for a good farmer's market, according to one Italian chef who found himself stranded in D.C. without a few of his favorite ingredients.
Seafood markets in Fukushima, Japan, are being stocked with locally caught products again, as officials seek to reintroduce local fare in the area that hit by a nuclear meltdown in 2011. Seeking to lure customers back, the seafood was available at a 40 percent discount at one store.
Ten small-scale milk farmers in Maine formed a cooperative to face mounting market pressures, but can an alternative business model save the family industry? A new documentary premiered in Silver Spring, Md. last Friday tells the story.
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