Where does your food dollar go?

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From Food Politics by Marion Nestle – USDA has changed the way it reports the country’s annual expenditures on the food system. It has just released the Economic Research Service’s new food dollar report. As the report explains, it is designed to answer the question “For what do our food dollars pay?”

Here’s another way to look at it, also from USDA.

We think more of our money should go directly to farmers and less to packaging, fuel for long distance transportation, advertising, etc. That’s why we support the CSA model.

Read the full article here.

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