In the united states food seems plentiful around the country. Grocery stores are fully stocked produce and other goods are really cheap and most people have any easy access to a wide variety of foods.
but what’s visible on the surface doesn’t show the whole picturewho are the forty two million americans are suffering from food insecurity.
And the farming industry is on the decline so is it possible that america is facing the food crisis well on the one hand the united states.
and us havingthe advantageous position in the world regarding food supply americans spend less than ten percent of their household income on food well in other countries kenya it can be closer to fifty percent part of the reason.
For suchfood is do to trade deals like the north american free trade agreement for NAFTA which removed most taxes on goods coming into the us from canada and mexico cheaper labor and local regulations in mexico ultimately.
meanslet’s compare to twenty years ago americans think twice as much and three times with vegetables just outside the country but it never to drive the food to meet many believe that the american former husband left behind problem reliance on foreign sources of food american farm.
It is in crisis that sophie got the national field director for the national young farmers coalition of grassroots network of young farmers fighting for the future of arminonly.
six percent of my farm is in the us are under the age of thirty five and young people are are starting to farm i think you’d obstacles accessing a portable family.
and i was in credit and capital ofcreate six justin’s 2014 in the u. s. department of agriculture has reported a loss of about one million acres of farmland translating terribly eighteen thousand farm closures USDA has also reported that they are twenty thousand three university graduates in areas like in culture and the environment that the industry.
actually this means over the next five years young farmers likely animal the he’ll recognize this as a problem it’s important for young peoplewe get in the farming because i think people are pursuing careers in agriculture we will continue to have small farms.
at all radically change how our food works for not producing ourselves that’s a problemsame time other countries like china have been doubling down on the farm in st from two thousand one to two thousand eight china.
invested roughly four billion dollars and it’s agricultural research and development and today some estimate the number of china farmers continually equals the total population of the united states.
That the us is keen to attract young performers at least keep the current supplier of domestic producers stable some states haven’t even started offering studentbringing this to new farmers added to the current list of riba occupations.
suggest teaching and law enforcement we have a campaign called harmony as public service farmers don’t see themselves as clearly as public.
servantsi wanna be recognized as entrepreneurs we’re at we don’t see this as mutually exclusive we believe that we’re se can produce good for their communities the land and feel like me