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The New Agtivists: FoodCorps foot soldiers via @grist

The New Agtivists: FoodCorps foot soldiers via @grist

My family members are dairy farmers, and my dad's a hunter, so I've always known where food comes from, but I didn't realize that my closeness to agriculture was so rare and special. I never thought I would have anything to do with farming. Then in college I started studying the environment and sustainability and that's really what made it click. I studied antibiotics and agricultural production and learned that around 80 percent of the antibiotics sold in the U.S. are fed to animals for things like growth promotion -- and then there are problems with antibiotic resistance.

Full article: http://www.grist.org/school-lunches/2011-10-03-the-new-ag...

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