Consolidation of food and agriculture’s impact on rural communities – 2/15/2018

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Did you know that food and agriculture are at the nexus of critical 21st century issues of climate change, water scarcity, hunger and energy use?
Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with Mary Hendrickson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of  rural sociology at the U. of MO – Columbia, for a discussion about how the ways in which we produce and consume food have changed over the past few decades.  Through a sociologist’s (and farmer’s) lens, Hendrickson describes the tremendous impact consolidation has had on rural communities, food system sustainability and “resilience.”  She questions whether efficiency should always be our goal,  and identifies policies – Farm Bill and beyond  — that can best bring life back to rural America, and put “good” food on everyone’s plates.

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