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Documentary Investigates Family Farming Practices Around the World

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  • Eighty percent of the world’s food supply still comes from small family operated farms. These farms also employ about 40 percent of the global workforce
  • As custodians of a majority of the global agricultural resources, family farms are essential players in efforts to strengthen food security and improve the global ecology
  • To investigate the diversity, challenges and benefits of family farming around the world, a group of agronomists visit farmers in India, France, Ecuador, Cameroon and Canada

By Dr. Mercola

While large-scale monocrop farms and concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) have overtaken family farms in the U.S., 80 percent of the world’s food supply still comes from small family-operated farms.


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