Sunday, August 9, 2020

Pocketbooks and populations: Food access is about more than grocery stores

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Two women example an apple tree.

Food access is a multifaceted issue. It’s a matter of having stores, having money to afford a healthy diet, having transportation and having time. Food deserts can be found in urban areas, like Youngstown, Ohio, and rural areas, like Vinton County.
chick in brooder

A new study looked at 10 Pennsylvania farms to find out what it would take to scale up pastured livestock production.
A man serves a woman from behind his stand at a farmers market.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, farmers markets have had a sudden influx of new customers, many seeking stability in local food systems. While they are part of our history, many believe farmers markets are also part of our future.
cows looking

We take a look at how two farmers raise beef cattle, making very difference decisions, using different resources, to create the same end product.

There's no such thing as a free lunch. Reporter Rachel Wagoner introduces a new series exploring what it costs to get food to the table.
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This is a series about the cost of our food. Not just the dollar amount of a steak, but all the other costs along the way — to the land, to the environment, to the workers, to the farm families, to a person’s mental health — and how these costs are calculated, how they add up and multiply and divide into the complicated equation that is our modern food system.

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