New Report Confirms Regional Food Systems Create Jobs

The Union of Concerned Scientists has released a new report: Market Forces: Creating jobs through public investment in local and regional food systems.  In the report they question Federal policies that favor industrial agriculture and challenge the expansion of Farmers Markets.  Farmers Markets provide fresh food direct from the farm, improving American diets and generating new jobs.  It is asserted that with modest federal support, Farmers Markets could generate tens of thousands of new jobs.  


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