Bob Gallagher: Let’s insist on a sustainable food system

Fair Farms is excited to announce that Bob Gallagher (pictured right), one of our steering committee members, has an article in this week’s Annapolis Capital Gazette all about the Fair Farms campaign! His guest column talks about issues such as food labeling, antibiotics used in agriculture, and of course, a smarter and healthier food system …

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Press Release: Environmentalists, Consumers and Farmers Work Together to Reform Maryland’s Food System

Fair Farms campaign showcases sustainable farmers who “farm against the grain.” Annapolis, Md. (December 9, 2015) – A network of nonprofit organizations, farmers, consumers and businesses publicly launched a new campaign today, seeking to reform a Maryland food system that they say lacks adequate fairness, transparency and accountability. Participants say the Fair Farms campaign seeks to …

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Kim Wagner: Farming with Integrity

The story of how I began farming isn’t typical. At the age of 39, I was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. Although I had a career as a nurse, I wasn’t taught about nutrition and the implications of what we put in our bodies. Throughout my cancer treatment, I became aware of all the …

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Fair Farms Partners with Farmers to Help Stop the Spread of Superbugs

Farmers care about the health of their families and communities just as much as anyone. That’s why Fair Farms is partnering with farmers to help address the issue of antibiotic resistant superbugs. Estimates suggest that 70% of the medically important antibiotics sold in the United States are sold to raise chickens, hogs, and cattle on …

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BuyingPoultry: Verifying What’s on the Label

Browsing the packaging and labels on poultry products at any major grocery store you’ll see pictures of wide open, sunny fields with chickens and turkeys happily roaming on them. You will also see words like “pasture raised,” “natural,” “free range” and “cage free.” It’s a lot to decode. How can we be sure these labels …

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