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Kentucky And The State Of Food
Kentucky And The State Of Food
Kentucky And The State Of Food
Kentucky And The State Of Food
Kentucky And The State Of Food
Kentucky And The State Of Food
Kentucky And The State Of Food
Kentucky And The State Of Food
Kentucky And The State Of Food
Kentucky And The State Of Food
Kentucky And The State Of Food
Kentucky And The State Of Food
Kentucky And The State Of Food
Kentucky And The State Of Food
Kentucky And The State Of Food
Kentucky And The State Of Food
Kentucky And The State Of Food
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Kentucky And The State Of Food

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  • 1. Mason Roberts<br />Executive Director – Louisville Grows<br />mason.roberts@louisvillegrows.org<br />Kentucky and The State of Food<br />
  • 2. On the way to my mom’s house near Meade County<br />
  • 3. Healthy Food<br />Healthy Life<br />What we eat not only affects the health of us and our children but also our community and environment<br />
  • 4. Child Obesity & Foodborne Illnesses<br />1/3 of Children and Adolescents<br />Americans in general<br />76 million are sickened<br />325,000 are hospitalized<br />5,000 die each year from foodborneillnesses<br />The Center for Disease Control and Prevention<br />
  • 5. Food Industry Diseases<br />Perfect Breeding ground for diseases<br /><ul><li>E-Coli
  • 6. Mad Cow Disease
  • 7. Swine Flu</li></ul>Lives aren’t the only cost – millions of dollars lost from recalls<br />
  • 8. Close Quarters<br />10 billion animals are raised and killed in the US in a way that is detrimental to:<br />Workers<br />Communities<br />The environment<br />Creates new strains<br />Increases resistance to antibiotics<br />
  • 9. Waste Pools – Disease Breeding Ground<br />Lots of animals = Lots of animal waste<br />In times of heavy rain, this waste is spread over crops to avoid spill-over<br />
  • 10. Self-Inflicted Diseases<br />Pesticides and hormones<br />Autism<br />Cancer<br />Parkinson<br />Neurological disorders <br />Small Diversified Farms use Less Chemicals, are More Efficient, and have Less Animal Diseases<br />
  • 11. Industrial Farms:<br />Local Diversified Farms:<br />More oil for pesticides and medicines<br />Transportation from far away farms<br />On average 1500 miles<br />Less pesticides and medicines<br />Close to home, less driving<br />Oil and Climate Change<br />
  • 12.
  • 13. Total Control of the Supply Chain<br />The Large Agribusinesses own:<br /><ul><li>Pesticide Resistant Seeds
  • 14. Pesticides
  • 15. Method of Production
  • 16. Money
  • 17. Legislation
  • 18. Research</li></ul>--The Farmers--<br />
  • 19. Stats:<br />2 Companies control 58% of the Corn Seed Market <br />(DuPont and Monsanto)<br />3 Companies control 90% of the Corn Market <br />(Archer Daniels Midland, Bunge and Cargill)<br />3 Companies control 90% of the Beef Industry <br />(JBS Swift, Tyson, Cargill)<br />
  • 20. Your dollar is a vote<br />*Buy local organic*<br />*Support a CSA*<br />*Grow your food*<br />An Option<br />
  • 21. Do it often and everywhere<br />Tell your principal<br />Buy at Farmers Markets<br />Cook large meals and take the leftovers to work<br />Pack your kid’s lunch<br />Eat raw foods<br />Demand Local Foods<br />
  • 22. CSA = Community Supported Agriculture<br />Inexpensive way to support a farmer<br />It’s like having someone to shop for you and your family<br />Support a CSA<br />
  • 23. www.louisvillecsa.com<br />Alazza&apos;s Farm <br />Sulphur, KY<br />Barr Farms <br /> 2440 PophamRd, Rhodelia, KY 40161 <br />Earth&apos;s Promise Farm <br /> 4306 Mt Eden Rd., Shelbyville, KY 40065 <br />Facing West Farm <br /> Campbellsburg, KY 40011 <br />Family Farm Project Cooperative, CSA <br /> P.O. Box 342, Bedford, KY 40006 <br />Field 51 Produce <br /> 1205 S Buckeye Lane, Goshen, KY 40026 <br />Field Day Family Farm <br />Oxmoor, Louisville, KY 40205<br />Fox Hollow Farm <br /> 8903 Highway 329, Crestwood, KY 40014 <br />Garey Farms <br />5151 Lexington Rd, Paris, KY 40361 <br />Grasshoppers Distribution <br /> 1501 Portland Avenue, Louisville, KY 40203 <br />Harmony Fields Farm <br /> 5686 FinchvilleRd. Shelbyville, KY 40065 <br />Misty Meadows Farm <br />Somewhere Special <br /> 7635 Lawrenceburg Road, Chaplin , KY 40012 <br />Tenacity Farm <br /> 7786 Hwy 55, Campbellsburg, KY 40011 <br />Finger Picking Farms <br /> 885 Rose Dr NE, Palmyra, IN 47164 <br />
  • 24. We’ve Got a Lot - 25<br />www.louisvilleky.gov/Health/MHHM/2009FarmersMarkets.htm<br />
  • 25. Start a Garden<br />Call Metro 311 or 574-5000<br />
  • 26. Why Gardens are Great<br />Creates food security<br />Supports local economies<br />Provides environmental rehabilitation<br />Fosters community relationships<br />Allows for community beatification<br />Offers recreation and relaxation<br />
  • 27. Contact Us:<br />Mason.roberts@lousivillegrows.org<br />Visit us:<br />Lousivillegrows.org<br />Thanks So Much<br />

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