Spying on Agriculture with Google Earth
Photo via Sam Beebe/ Ecotrust via Flickr CC
Awhile back we talked about most cage-free eggs being certified as "humane." One of the things we mentioned is that if you really want to know whether or not your eggs are coming from happy chickens, you should visit the farm. Or here's another idea...zoom in on them via Google Earth. US Food Policy blog did just that, and has a collection of 10 sites that are examples of who and what is changing the face of US food policy. The site outlines 10 sites that have a stake in US farming policy. They include everything from CAFOs:
to Polyface Farm:
from the largest slaughter house:
to the largest urban community farm in the US:
Check out the full list of hot spots that exemplify food policy issues at US Food Policy, and if you're feeling up to a little snooping of your own, hop on Google Earth and check out your local, and not so local, farming operations.
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