In this video Jack Algiere, the farm director at the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, shares with Sonia Jones, the founder of Sonima, some of the effects of big agriculture in the United States. While large-scale industrialized farming helped grow the American population and economy after World War II, it has also caused a major disassociation among consumers about where their food comes from and the manner in which it is produced. Industrial farming practices involve crop specialization, use of synthetic chemicals, government subsidies, and a large amount of fossil fuels. While it is impossible for smaller farms to compete against these organizations, it is important to support independent farmers who are able to bring different products to the table and re-educate Americans about where their food comes from. Watch the video to learn more.
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By Sonia Jones