by Tandis Bishop, RD
For thousands of years, farmers used human and animal power to maintain farms and most food was grown in close proximity to where it was consumed. But in the 20th century, with the availability of cheap fossil fuels, mechanized industrial farming was introduced and greatly improved crop yields. However, this new type of productivity has come at a heavy price. The more we learn about our current food production system, the greater the concern for what it means to our health, the environment and our future generations.
What are the concerns?