6/21/09

Monsanto's response to Food, Inc

"The film, Food. Inc, suggests the food supply is dominated by corporate farms. In fact, the 2007 edition of USDA Structure and Finances of U.S. Farms: Family Farm Report, found that 98% of farms in the U.S. are family owned and operated. The truth is thousands of family farmers work hard every day on their family farms to bring us the food on our tables."

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Don't forget to post the REST of the document...

"Nevertheless, most U.S. farms—98 percent in
2004—are family farms. Even the largest farms tend to be family farms. Large-scale
family farms and nonfamily farms account for 10 percent of U.S farms, but 75 percent
of the value of production. In contrast, small family farms make up most of the U.S.
farm count, produce a modest share of farm output, and receive substantial off-farm
income. Many farm households have a large net worth, reflecting the land-intensive
nature of farming."

That means that even though there are still a large number of family farms, they are producing VERY little of what we actually eat.

O's Eggs said...

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