Three of the most contentious food issues come head-to-head in the PIE Center’s newest public opinion survey. Genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, have led to genetically modified food and greater control over a food’s genetic structure. Food safety practices avoid foodborne illnesses, while food security refers to the availability and accessibility of food among a growing population. These issues are important to the sustainability of the agricultural industry, human well-being and the future of food.
The PIE Center’s newest training toolkit will help farmers get their fair share of Florida’s annual $8.3 billion in local food sales. The toolkit, called “Selling local food: Your market next door,” summarizes the results of the PIE Center’s research focused on local food in Florida and packages the results and recommendations in an applicable and easy-to-understand format that producers and farmers can apply to their own business.