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agriculture is a technology and has been a technology since we first sowed wheat grasses on the banks of the Nile thousands of years ago. We have to be realistic about that. We have to lose our complete addiction to these romantic images of what farming
Americans throw away more than a third of what they buy â€” that's almost $400 a year per person, or more than an average month's worth of groceries. In 2010, an estimated 133 billion pounds of food from U.S. retailers, restaurants and homes was tossed.
The nationâ€™s rising population, urban expansion and growing wealth are coupled with a reduction in the quality and amount of land and water available for farming, the report said. Chinaâ€™s largest pork processor is poised to takeover Smithfield Food Inc. as the pressure encourages companies to look overseas to meet food demand.
The global event was established in 2007, and has drawn support from governors, mayors, and other leaders across the U.S. This year's Pollinator Week proclamation was signed by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and U.S. Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell.
The demand for blueberries has exploded in recent years thanks to consumers who covet the tiny, sweet, blue fruit for its many health benefits