Tag Archive: food

Mapping the Food Industry–MarketMaker

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MarketMaker–an online marketing and mapping tool that gets the state’s freshest seafood and produce in the hands of the consumers–received an award at the National Value Added Agricultural Conference in Pittsburgh, sponsored by Farm Credit. The national network currently consists of 16 states including  Colorado, Nebraska, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, New York, …

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What is a Food Desert?

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According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) a food desert is an area that lacks access to affordable fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lowfat milk, and other healthier foods that are essential for a healthy diet and lifestyle. An understanding of the impact and the prevalence of food deserts in the United States has been …

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