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Community-Based Farm-to-School Programs: A Sustainable Solution for Diabetes Prevention and Promoting the Local Food Economy

Making more fresh and nutritious whole foods available to children, and better connecting farms to schools is not just a noble concept, but a necessary and sustainable solution to pressing problems in the United States and around the world. Childhood obesity rates have been rising in parallel with the spread of industrial agriculture, global food … Continue reading Community-Based Farm-to-School Programs: A Sustainable Solution for Diabetes Prevention and Promoting the Local Food Economy

LAMP: The US Farm Bill and Supporting the Local Food Economy

Defeat Diabetes Foundation has gone through a tectonic shift over the past year, from an organization based principally on diabetes prevention and management in the United States, to a globally (and locally) minded organization that supports evidence-based integrated and sustainable solutions for human and environmental health. As part of this growth, we have become increasingly … Continue reading LAMP: The US Farm Bill and Supporting the Local Food Economy

Grass-Fed Beef

Cows are ruminants, and they evolved over millions of years to eat grass. Grass and other forage plants that ruminants munch on are difficult to digest, hence the evolution of their special stomach, the rumen, which helps break down these plants through special microorganisms and fermentation. Furthermore, the grass does not enter the rumen until … Continue reading Grass-Fed Beef