http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/jan/01/local-csa-farms-low-cost-food-access Sosa has no idea what her fellow members are electing to pay. “And that makes such a difference, to not feel like a charity,” she said. At Rock Steady, the annual price for members, based on their income, is split into high ($1,155), middle ($825) and lower ($660) brackets. In the lower bracket, that … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Sliding scale local produce farms offer a way for low income families to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables yearly. There are 500 farms Nationally that produce fruits and vegetables for a subscription community. Subscribers purchase whatever is produced weekly, for a price they can afford, based on their economic situation. At Rock Steady Farms in upstate New York, members are asked to determine their ability to pay and Food Stamps ( Snap & EBT cards from the Federal Nutrition Program), are accepted. Next year, these programs will be expanded Nationwide with Federal Assistance. Farms allowing you to pay what you’re able, give people agency and the ability to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at affordable prices. It’s a win win for small farms and their subscription community.
When 90% of the World’s farmers are small farmers, why aren’t Nations promoting what works and give indigenous voices a chance to be heard? When Roosevelt wanted to understand desertification, he sent aides to the Sahara desert. He listened to people and gradually we reclaimed our land and resources. Now, the entire World is in … More TheVoiceOfJoyce The COP27 was dominated by the interests of major agricultural businesses, promoting pseudoscience, instead of solutions to world food scarcity and lack of biodiversity.
Lebanon has an excellent agricultural university and worked injunction with Middle Eastern farmers to develop Durum Wheat. It will be commercially available in Morocco next year. Durum wheat will become the mainstay of the community. It can be used to make pasta, pizza, pitta, puff pastry and bread. This new wheat (Jamal) is a cross … More TheVoiceOfJoyce In order to survive harsh climate conditions and Wars effecting wheat production , scientists have been experimenting with the preservation of Wheat.
A soda tax in several cities reduced consumption and increased the health of black and Latino citizens. Sodas high sugar content leads to obesity and diabetes, among other systemic diseases. Adding the tax has many benefits! Soda manufacturers produce more healthy alternatives at cheaper cost to the consumers. The tax collected goes directly into healthcare … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Soda tax reduces consumption & changes manufacturers behavior.
It’s a proven fact, African Americans, Hispanics are 10% on average more obese than white kids. The FTC hasn’t changed their advertising Laws in years. Lobbyist are more powerful than the Federal Government and control Marketing content. Can the FTC change, yes? This issue has been a priority of the Black and Hispanic communities. Unfortunately, … More AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Fast food companies disproportionately market an unhealthy diet to people of color.