It’s called “canning” but we use glass jars to “put by” food from garden and farmer’s market. A new generation of under-40s is interested in preserving homegrown and local food–across the country, not just in our neck of the woods. Check out this article about and link to a survey by “the greenhorns,” a new generation of grow-your-own foodies.
Then, there’s the other side of the ag picture: mega farms, specifically, mega-dairies. Here’s a recent video from The Ecologist. Europe does not have mega-dairies…yet. The debate is on. Plastic has replaced the glass milk bottles of my youth. How the milk gets to the plastic has also changed, of course.
And, here’s a link to a video on agricultural subsidies from reason.tv –you’ll find related video links at the same location, from across the political spectrum.
Back to the top: do you can? freeze? dry? what do you put up each year?