Food in the News

In case you’ve missed it, there’s been plenty of talk about the nation’s food supply in the news recently.  Here are a few articles to help keep you up to date.

From the Foster’s Daily Democrat, learn about how milk prices are affecting NH farmers.  The article focuses a considerable amount of attention on the great farms over at Brookford Farm, who serve up some delicious organic raw milk.

“Dairy farmers reeling from low milk prices”

Next up, Rachel Forrest from the Portsmouth Herald discusses the pros and cons of drinking raw.  She drinks raw milk from Brookford Farm and I must confess, so do I.

 “I drink it raw”

And finally, a topic that’s near and dear to the hearts of many of our readers and local farmers, NAIS.  Last Tuesday, March 10 the NY Times published a great piece by farmer and author Shannon Hayes on the dangers of the National Animal Identification System.  NAIS would further burden small farmers while essentially giving CAFOs (Confined Animal Feeding Operations) a free pass, all with a misguided sense of food safety in mind.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/11/opinion/11hayes.html?ref=opinion

Remember to support your local farmers, your community, your family’s health, the envireonment, and our working landscapes by telling your elected representatives what you think and by voting with your dollars.

Visit Seacoast Harvest to find sources of local food and find out who your State Rep and State Senators are let them know what’s on your mind.

2 Responses to “Food in the News”

  1. Sara Zoe says:

    I found the stat that Lorraine Merrill cited in the Foster’s article, that dairy farms are responsible for 80% of open land in NH, really interesting. Because a lot of the dairy farms don’t sell directly to the public, they sometimes seem not as visible in one regard – this is a good piece of info to have!

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