JoAnne Berkenkamp joined IATP in 2007 to launch and lead IATP’s Local Foods program. The Program works nationally and locally to build food systems that are scale-appropriate, transparent, environmentally sustainable and that connect all members of society with healthy and culturally appropriate foods. IATP’s Local Foods Program has become nationally known for its pioneering work on healthy cornerstores, Farm to School, farmers market innovation, value chain development in large institutional markets, and food systems policy innovation.
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Tuesday, April 09, 2013
'Crop Waste': The Price of Perfection
It’s tough not being perfect. Everyone who has ever had a bad hair day knows that. And that’s no more true than for those misshapen, oddly sized fruits and vegetables that Mother Nature inevitably produces. For them, the price of being imperfect is being consigned to a slow death, rotting in the farm field or the landfill, while their cosmetically perfect brothers and sisters head off to a grocery store near you.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Everyone at the Table: Local Foods and the Farm Bill
The local foods movement in the United States has grown by leaps and bounds over the last decade, but still represents a small portion of the overall food system. How can local food systems continue to grow and remain sustainable?