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Baby Carrots Aren’t Actual Baby Carrots

In the 1980’s, Mike Yurosek found a creative way to upcycle unwanted carrots. Thirty years later, the convenience of miniature, manufactured carrots makes them parents’ most bought, vegetable snack. But many children may not have a clue that their healthy snacks’ name is a bit misleading.They may never see or know what a real, immature “baby” carrot is. It’s not necessarily the lack of knowledge pertaining to baby carrots, it’s their lack of basic food sensibility, that is worrisome. Over the past decade, surveys have been done on children and young adults all over the country, to measure their understanding of nutrition. Their responses to food origin and nutritional questions are shocking.

Seed Saving

SEED SAVING HAS A GREAT IMPACT OVER THE COURSE OF THE LAST CENTURY, THERE HAS BEEN AN INCREDIBLE DECREASE IN AGROBIODIVERISTY - AROUND 3/4 OF TODAY'S FOOD IS PRODUCED FROM JUST TWELVE PLANT AND FIVE ANIMAL SPECIES. ACCORDING TO THE UN'S FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION (FAO) WE HAVE EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF 75 PERCENT OF THE GENETIC DIVERSITY IN PLANTS ACROSS THE GLOBE SINCE THE 1900S. WHY IS HEIRLOOM IMPORTANT? An HEIRLOOM seed has been passed along for generations within a family or community. In this way, AGROBIODIVERSITY is preserved. SEED LIBRARY WYOMING FOOD FOR THOUGHT PROJECT NOW OFFERS A SEED LIBRARY AT OUR OFFICE. THE CONCEPT IS EXACTLY THAT FROM RENTING A BOOK OUT AT THE LIBRARY, IN

Weekly Round Up - August 11th

Events: Community Dinner We’ll be feeding you for free on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 from 5-7 PM at our program center. Bring your friends and family and join us for a home-cooked meal! Yoga on the Labyrinth and Drum Circle Treat yourself to a free yoga class at the Bart Rea Learning Circle followed by a drum circle on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 from 5:30-7:30 PM. Non-perishable food donations are welcome! Food for Thought Summer Market Another fun filled summer market planned for this week!. Join us on Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 5-8 PM for fresh produce, kids activities, food trucks, live entertainment, and more! Eclipse Market- CANCELLED We have cancelled our Eclipse Market and our office

Today's Seed Patent Controversy

Today, many seeds are being patented. Many think that only genetically modified seeds, or genetically modified organisms (GMOs), are patented, however many organic seeds are also being patented. The definition of “patent”, according to dictionary.com is “the exclusive right granted by a government to an inventor, to manufacture, use, or sell an invention for a certain number of years.” Seeds are patented by companies and protected by the Plant Variety Protection Act (PVPA) of 1970. According to the The Plant Variety Protection Office (PVPO), they provide “intellectual property protection to breeders of new varieties of seeds and tubers.” The PVPO grants “certificates that protect varieties

Weekly Round Up

Weekly Round Up Week of August 1st Weekly Round Up Events: We’ll keep you updated on community activities we recommend for the week. This week the Casper Journal has compiled a list of family friendly activities to become involved with this August. Many include outdoor enjoyment, youth education programs, and community gatherings. You can also follow Wyoming Food for Thought on Facebook and check out the calendar on our website for more event information directly related to our organization. Annual Back to School Bash Wyoming Food for Thought Project will have a booth set up at this years Back to School Bash. Information about our organization and kids activities will be available. Come chec

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