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I love the River Market

Sunday morning in Kansas City, it’s a mild 75 degrees, overcast…and the River Market is humming with life. I love going down there, whether it is crowded or not. There are probably 25 flea market tables set up, trash and … Continue reading

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The Farmer’s Market

For the longest running farmer’s market in Kansas City, you go to the River Market, right off of Grand Avenue. This photo from the 50s shows local farmers peddling local produce from local farms, in season. The food does not … Continue reading

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Unsustainable, Sustainable

Modern farming is unsustainable. It costs more to raise corn and soy that a farmer can get at market prices. If it were not for the welfare of the Federal government, farmers would all go broke the first year. 2 … Continue reading

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Truer Words Were Never Spoken

This headline could have been the tagline for my favorite book concerning dietary science and the history of dietary recommendations in the US, “The Big Fat Surprise”– Nutritional Science Isn’t Very Scientific In the online magazine Slate this morning they … Continue reading

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Selling Convenience

More than half of the problem with the foods we eat in the US stem from the market’s attempts to make everything convenient for us. Convenience is a way to add value to foods, value meaning profit in this case. … Continue reading

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Pay The Minimum

Living in a dirt-floored hut with no running water or toilet facilities…no bed to sleep on…no pay for months until the boss says the job is done…necessities for sale a the company store for many times their street value to … Continue reading

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Know Your Farmer

  When I tell people that they should purchase foods from the farmer at the farmer’s market, or from a friend who farms, sometimes I get the argument “we all can’t eat local foods, there just aren’t enough local farmers … Continue reading

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