The New York Times has an informative series of maps of the locations of the more than 10,000 organic farms in the U.S. And notice the increase in sales!
That number of organic farms may seem like a lot but it pales in comparison to the total 2.2 million farms. Most farms are East of the Mississippi and in the far West. The maps also show where most of the orchards, vegetable farms, and dairies tend to be. A big chunk of the country must have a hard time getting locally grown fruit and vegetables, let alone organics. Doesn’t this look like a growth opportunity?
Next public appearance
New Directions in the Fight Against Hunger and Malnutrition: A Festschrift in Honor of Per Pinstrup-Andersen. Cornell University, Statler Hotel Amphitheater. The conference begins at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast and ends with a reception the following day with remarks by professor Pinstrup-Andersen at 2:25 p.m. For the schedule and details, click here.
My joint contribution with Malden Nesheim is from 1:40-2:00 p.m. on “the internationalization of the obesity epidemic: the case of sugar-sweetened sodas.”