Your Food: Fibs and Facts

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Where does your food come from? Do you know what all of the labels on food packaging mean? During Small Farms Week, on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, the Extension agents from the areas of horticulture, livestock, and family consumer sciences teamed up to give a presentation on hot topics concerning the food we eat, such as information about food labels, organic foods, GMOs, and so much more.

Much of the work being done in your local N.C. Cooperative Extension office has to do with our regional food system. Some of us work to help farmers produce fruits and vegetables; others are here to advise livestock producers. In addition, our Family and Consumer Sciences program helps provide science-based nutrition information and improve access to fresh food in the community. Still, others work to help develop new markets to support our local farmers and assist with business and marketing.

Once cotton was king, and tobacco was an important crop. There were more row crops in the county at one time, including corn, soybeans, and wheat. In the past few years’ new words have entered our daily conversations and eating habits such as: local foods, eat local, foodie, locavore, grass-fed, pasture-raised, and organic.

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