The Center for Food Safety is the leading legal and consumer advocacy group in this country working to protect our food.
The legendary Bradford was delectable and the most luscious watermelon the Deep South has ever produced — but the melon didn’t ship well, and it all but disappeared by the 1920s. Now it’s back.
Getting food from the farm to our fork eats up 10 percent of the total U.S. energy budget, uses 50 percent of U.S.land, and swallows 80 percent of all freshwater consumed in the United States. Yet, 40 percent of food in the United States today goes uneaten.
The objective of the Crop Trust program, “Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change: Collecting, Protecting and Preparing Crop Wild Relatives,” is to collect many of the most important species of crop wild relatives, ensure their long-term conservation, and facilitate their use.