The UN’s Food & Agriculture Organization has released its monthly index of global food prices for November, and it shows persistently high prices across major food categories.
Nationwide, farmers only own 60% of the land they farm. In many of the most productive row cropping areas of the Midwest, the percent of farmer-owned land is significantly lower (see Map above from the USDA, 2007 Census of Agriculture). Much of our farmland resource is owned by non-farmers and rented to those who actually [...]
For a long time we have been hearing that “Organic is the fastest growing segment of the food industry.” Organic advocates make the claim that Organic could “feed the world” or that it could be “the solution to global warming.” There is definitely enough buzz about Organic to make all of this seem plausible. The [...]
(8/11 edits in italics below based on feedback from citrus industry scientists). A recent blog post on a site called “Food Renegade” is apparently getting quite a bit of attention on the internet. It was critical of not-from-concentrate (NFC) orange juice because it involves the use of flavor additives and because oxygen is removed from the [...]