Encyclopedia of Organic, Sustainable, and Local Food

Encyclopedia of Organic, Sustainable, and Local Food

Language: English

Pages: 504

ISBN: 0803236255

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Encyclopedia of Organic, Sustainable, and Local Food

Language: English

Pages: 504

ISBN: 0803236255

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


In 2009 First Lady Michelle Obama established an organic vegetable garden at the White House, reflecting the impact and popularity of the “green” food movement at even the highest levels. Global sales of organic products topped $23 billion in 2008 and have been growing 20 to 25 percent annually for the past decade.
 
The Encyclopedia of Organic, Sustainable, and Local Food pulls together a fascinating array of diverse, interdisciplinary topics to provide a thorough overview of our current alternative food system. With increasing attention focused on organic and local food, many people are attracted to these sustainable food choices. This encyclopedia explores social concerns, economic trends, policy influences, and ecological terms in a single, comprehensive volume.
 
The Encyclopedia of Organic, Sustainable, and Local Food features
• More than 140 comprehensive, A-to-Z entries covering all aspects of organic food and farming, local food production and consumption, and sustainable food initiatives
• A chronology of the years 1860–2009 detailing the history and evolution of organic and local food, including more than forty events
• Twenty-six photographs depicting current themes in sustainable farming and organic/local food
• A bibliography listing key references for readers who wish to further investigate a specific theme

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certification for producers and processors. Only $5 million was allocated to the National Organic Certification Cost-Share program for 2002 to 2008. That funding was slow to get out through the states to the users, but once the system was in place the money was used up quickly. By 2006, most states had exhausted their funding for this program. In the new legislation, the program was renewed with $22 million in mandatory funding. It will provide annual support of up to $750 for up to 75 percent of

standards for Americans. 1902 Congress appropriates $5,000 to the Bureau of Chemistry to study chemical preservatives and colors and their effects on digestion and health, because of increasing public awareness. 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act is passed by Congress and signed by President Theodore Roosevelt. It enables the federal government to xvi Chronology remove a food or drug product from circulation if the government proves it is unsafe. Food processors are not required to prove their

committee that half of all cancers are caused by diet. xxi xxii Chronology 1976 Frontier Natural Products Co-op is established. It specializes in natural and organic products, particularly organic herbs and spices and aromatherapy products. 1977 National Institutes of Health issues the first of three warnings that an epidemic of obesity is looming in the United States. 1978 Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods opens in Milwaukie, Oregon. Now produces over four hundred whole grain products, many of

Agricultural Economics 54(4) December 2006: 513–30. Krissoff, Barry, Fred Kuchler, Kenneth Nelson, Janet Perry, and Agapi Somwaru. “Country-of-Origin Labeling: Theory and Observation.” United States Department of Agriculture WRS-04-02. January 2004. www.ers.usda.gov/publications/ WRS04/jan04/wrs0402/wrs0402.pdf. See Also: Policy, Agricultural; Policy, Food Barry Krissoff and Fred Kuchler Crop Rotation Crop Rotation Crop rotation is the practice of planting different types or species of crops

The “families” on these farms may or may not be married couples with children, but the people who farm the land together have a familylike commitment to each other. They are not just business partners, they are partners in life. They typically market their livestock and crops into specialized markets, which include natural, grass-based, free-range, without hormone and antibiotics, without genetic modification, as well as natural and organic. Many of these new family farmers market directly to

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