For every $10 spent on locally produced food, the farmers get closer to $9. For every $10 spent at a farmer’s market, as much as $8 is re-spent in the community. Local food producers, value-added products, and regional food hubs can help maintain a stable and resilient food supply that creates local economic growth.
Show-Me Food is a directory created by MU Extension at the beginning of the COVID pandemic to connect food producers with consumers. Producers are shown on a map, which makes it very easy to find local sources of food.
Missouri Grown promotes food and non-food products, retailers, farmers’ markets, agritourism and agricultural experience destinations in Missouri.
Known and Grown Program is building a resilient, equitable food community within 150 miles of St. Louis.
The 2009 H1N1 Pandemic (H1N1pdm09) virus contained viral sequences related to human, avian and swine lineages that originated from animal influenza viruses and merged for the first time. It had a greater transmissibility than seasonal flu and caused significant fear around the world. The diseases originating in CAFOs can be “amplified” into a community sometimes many miles.
Double trouble: Wisconsin's land and water are inundated with pollution from animal manure and excess farm fertilizer
Exposing Fields of Filth: Factory Farms Disproportionately Threaten Black, Latino and Native American North Carolinians