Sustainability in Communities
Communities throughout the United States are focusing more and more on sustainability planning in the supply of their daily food sources. Realizing that not only health issues are a concern at the top of the list, but availability of products. Since so many products are transported great distance, not only from other states, but from other countries, people are becoming more aware of the situation we may find ourselves in with quick changes in availability of common food supplies.
This has sparked more interest in locally grown foods whether they are Organic or non organic. Over time people have gotten away from storing their own harvest or even u-pick fruits and vegetables to can, dry or freeze. Though the trend has dropped a little each year, in 2001 canning statistics in the USA still show a great number of people using all means to can vegetables. Some statistics from reported in the Wall Street Journal in 2009 from Ball and Kerr canning suppliers, their sales were up 30%. Click here to check out the full article. So, it seems interest are rising.
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