22 May '12, 10am

The way we farm now: Fruit and vegetables vs. commodity crops [INFOGRAPHIC]

hustles to pass the next food and farm bill , there’s been a lot of discussion about how little government support goes to fruit and vegetable farmers compared to the Big Five commodity crops (wheat, corn, soy, rice, and cotton). The graphic below from the Union of Concerned Scientists shows just what it would take to provide enough produce to meet our daily nutrition needs (it turns out we’re still pretty far from the mark).

Full article: http://grist.org/food/the-way-we-farm-now-fruit-and-veget...

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