Our Food : Our Future - How web 2.0 is helping local food move from niche market to mainstream
A slew of recent investigative books, news articles and documentary films raising questions about the safety and sustainability of our food system have called public attention to problems with industrial food and generated national conversation. Despite strong debate over how we should change our food system and what the future of U.S. agriculture should look like, there is widespread acknowledgement that changes are necessary. We’ve succeeded at producing more food more cheaply, but are less healthy. We’ve built a food system that is incredibly efficient, but it relies on farming practices that are unsustainable in the long run and petrochemicals that are harmful to both our health and environment.