Finally, justification to save a few cents by buying conventionally raised food so they can use the savings for... what? What is more important that feeding your family food that has about one-third less risk of having pesticides or fierce bacteria on it?
Afghanistan has one of the highest malnutrition rates in the world. As the country's future hangs in the balance with donor funding decreasing and U.S. and NATO forces withdrawing, the need for long-term, sustainable programs increases.
Most people still see "conservation" and "ranching" as two very separate, and often incompatible, objectives. But farms and ranches should coexist with event our most important native predator species.
The interesting (and disturbing) fact is that if you count yourself among those who want no part of pesticides in food, the Stanford study likely confirms your belief that organics are better. But if you just read the headlines and media hype on the paper, you would miss that entirely.
Meet Anna Hodson, the young and gentle, sheep loving shepherd at Kinderhook Farm in Ghent, NY. The farm is dedicated to producing great tasting meat as well as the care and concern of each and every animal.