“It’s not easy and it’s not a surefire way to fill a freezer every year but it’s certainly more rewarding than even raising a cow behind your house and butchering it,” said Chris Saunders, hunter education coordinator for the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Simplot is a major supplier of french fries, hash browns and other potato products for restaurant chains like McDonald’s Corp.
“This is a social movement that’s gaining power, as people become more aware of how their food is produced,” said George Kimbrell, a senior attorney at the Center for Food Safety. “So there’s great success there regardless of the outcome of the measure.”
“Bee lawns aren’t 100 percent flowers. They have some grass included,” said Mary Meyer, an extension horticulturist and professor with the University of Minnesota.
Matt Rogers, global produce coordinator for Whole Foods, said the “responsibly grown” program is major push toward eliminating the use of certain pesticides that studies have indicated can be harmful to farm workers and children born to mothers exposed to them.
“You can steer your way around a lot of the usual wildlife-property owner confrontations,” said Robert Pierce, an extension fisheries and wildlife specialist with the University of Missouri.
“Ironically, this is not a kitchen table issue,” or an everyday matter that influences how people vote, said Ken Cook, the chairman of the group Food Policy Action.
Michael Taylor, FDA’s deputy commissioner for foods, says the agency is trying to “achieve the goal of food safety in a practical way.
Garlic chives come from a good enough family, the onion family.