"Local" — this term means that the food is grown (or raised) and harvested close to where it is sold, with 95 percent of U.S. farms family-owned.
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95 percent: “Local” — this term means that the food is grown (or raised) and harvested close to where it is sold, with 95 percent of U.S. farms family-owned. Local food often is distributed a much shorter distance and supports local businesses, increasing economic benefits around the community.
True or false: Organic food production involves pesticide and fertilizer use.
Answer at bottom of rail.
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Food Quiz answer
- True. (It’s a common misconception, but organic farmers can choose from organic certified pesticides and fungicides, which are outlined by the USDA Certified Organic program. They also can use livestock manure for fertilizer.)
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