By Andrew Heintzman, Evan Solomon, Eric Schlosser
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There is a special kids’ section with games and information on where our food comes from, to build on the relationship between farmers and consumers — something that’s missing in supermarkets and factory farms. Customers’ children can even learn about the farmers’ children and their lives. “What they want you to know is that when you buy a quart of Organic Valley milk, you are supporting these farmers, those families and those kids that you visited on their web site,” Kirschenmann said. ” The co-op began in 1988 when farmer George Simeon (now Organic Valley’s CEO) and seven of his neighbours banded together in Wisconsin.
Even at their local grocery store — Kirschenmann and I browsed through one in Riverton while waiting for the local curling rink to open for our talk one night — most of the food is from far away. This, of course, is not unique to rural Manitoba, though one might reasonably expect a store surrounded by farms to have some fresh, local produce. Local food simply does not fit with the narrow definition of efficiency used by the grocery-store chains that dominate the retail food sector. For them, it makes more sense to source all their food centrally and then distribute it to their retail outlets, like the one in Riverton.
Two kilograms of corn are needed to produce one kilogram of chicken, while four kilograms of grain are needed to produce one kilogram of pork. 26 All we need to raise cattle is an open field and some sun. But the industrial model of livestock farming (keeping animals penned up and bringing food to them) only works if we feed the animals grains, since grains can be harvested and stored more easily. Those grains require an enormous amount of chemicals and fossil fuels to be grown, harvested, and delivered.