Top 10 Food Facts from Union of Concerned Scientists

I missed these thought-provoking snippets earlier on Thursday:

1. Healthy farms=win-win-win for health/wellbeing of people, economies & natural resources we all depend on #FoodDay2013
Tweet this 2. Sales of locally grown food now total $5 BILLION/year. #FoodDay2013
Tweet this 3. Modest public investments in ~500 farmers markets/year could create >13K jobs over 5 years. #FoodDay2013
Tweet this 4. Got (organic) milk? #Organic dairies = better for environment, consumer health & regional economies. #FoodDay2013
Tweet this 5. Shifting policy from supporting junk food to fruits/veg could save $17B in health costs. #FoodDay2013
Tweet this 6. Burger with a side of…pills? >70% of antibiotics sold in US are used in animal agriculture. #FoodDay2013
Tweet this 7. Only 2% of US cropland is devoted to fruit/veg. Time for smarter gov’t policies. #FoodDay2013
Tweet this 8. If Americans ate fruit/veg according to @myplate, US production of fruit/veg would increase by 88%. #FoodDay2013
Tweet this 9. Just 1 more serving of fruits/vegetables could save >30K lives/yr. #FoodDay2013
Tweet this 10. Scientists have shown that cover crops can reduce nitrogen groundwater pollution by 40-70% #FoodDay2013

About Tom Bolton

I'm a Husband and Dad, an Enterprise Systems Manager at the City of Milwaukee, and a Disciple and Lay Servant at First United Methodist of West Allis. I love working beside young people. As I study the Bible, sometimes I feel moved to work through my understanding by writing poetry. I also am going through a process to discern my calling, and to learn more about Christian Leadership. Sometimes I just feel like writing about something that grabs my attention too.
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