01/03/2014 10:43 am ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

Why Many Farmers Eat Like Crap

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To the non-initiated, life spent on a farm — with its fresh air, physical labor and just-picked produce — may seem like the epitome of healthy living. But being a farmer today does remarkably little to ensure good eating. As it turns out, many of today’s farmers face the deep irony of producing beautiful fruits and vegetables for consumers while subsisting on a diet that more closely resembles a McDonalds’ menu than Old MacDonald’s farm.

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