Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Edible Schoolyard

Alice Waters appears to be making some headway with this interesting idea. She's taking on the obesity problem while at the same time instilling a sense of responsibility and teaching valuable skills and lessons. There are many benefits that would accrue to this type of small scale agriculture. If schoolchildren - 20% of the population, were fed organic locally grown foods, growers would have a huge new market.

Agricultural subsidies support poor food choices, favoring producers of processed grain, corn syrup, and livestock while discouraging producers of fresh produce and fruits. This has the potential to change all that.

Alice Waters Takes Kids Beyond Chicken Nuggets

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