Learning the Politics Behind Food Production

(This is instructive: mrjonmoore)

Students in The University of Virginia’s “Politics of Food” class, are taking a closer look into the U.S.’s food practices, and why we get our food the way we do.

On Tuesday, the class took a trip to Polyface Farm in Swoope, where food production is brought back to basics; taking it straight from the land, while nurturing the environment.

For some of the students, they had never seen anything like it.

“This is my first time at a farm so this is pretty exciting. It’s definitely much better smelling than I expected,” said fourth year student James Farmer.

Farmer and his classmates visited Polyface to better understand the relationship between politics and food.

“90 percent of your food is made with corn. The influence of corn politics is probably something that you wouldn’t even guess was as influential as it is,” Farmer said.

Read more and see the video here: http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/Learning-the-Politics-Behind-Food-Production-287709391.html