Certification program for vineyardsfarms that are managed to restore fish and

Certification program for vineyardsfarms that are

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– Certification program for vineyards/farms that are managed to restore fish and wildlife habitat and improve water quality. CA Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance - The Code of Sustainability – a voluntary use of self-assessment tools to measure the sustainability of vineyards and wineries. CCOF -CA Certified Organic Farmers – dedicated to promoting and supporting organic agriculture Demeter USA – Association that awards Biodynamic certification to farms/organizations
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Where does our Food Come From? Discuss: What shall we do for dinner today? Cook dinner? Go out to a fast food restaurant? Stop for take out from the supermarket? Each day many of us make decisions about the food we consume. But do we consider what goes into producing the food that comes to our table? Do we think about the farmers and ranchers who raise the grain, vegetables, fruit, and livestock, and the people who process the food? Where does a McDonalds hamburger come come from? Bread, Cheese, Pickle, Hamburger, Ketchup? Where does milk come from? Where do our salads/lettuce come from? What about strawberries, avocados, artichokes?
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Where does our Food Come From? Consider: Should YOU care about where your food comes from? How far should your food come from? What is the maximum distance would your feel comfortable with? What is a “Locavore”? Is a person who pays attention to where food comes from and is committed to eating foods that comes from a 100-mile radius of home ( ) Have you thought about this? Does it really matter? How has the American Farm changed? What happened in 1947? Ammonium nitrate converted to chemical fertilizer Corn was the greatest beneficiary
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Where does our Food Come From? What is the average distance that our food travels? Our food now travels an average of 1,500 miles before ending up on our plates What are the consequences? Food grown locally is often shipped across the country to be processed only to be shipped back to us Costs? Yes - air pollution and global warming, the ecological costs of large scale monoculture, the loss of family farms and local community dollars How many of our children even know what a chicken eats or how an onion grows? The distance from which our food comes represents our separation from the knowledge of how and by whom what we consume is produced, processed, and transported
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We are what we eat. Right?.?
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