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Mon Jun 7, 2021, 02:30 PM

Most food spending supports processing, not farmers: study

From phys.org




Farmers worldwide receive barely a quarter of what consumers spend at the grocery store, and even less for food consumed outside the home, researchers reported Monday.

Beyond the question of whether farmers get their fair share, the multi-step processing from farm to table may not be compatible with sustainable development, according to a study in the journal Nature Food.

"People do not recognize how much of what we pay for in our meals is not the physical food," Cornell University's Chris Barrett, senior author of the study, told AFP by email.

"Most of the value addition in the global food economy is not on farm but rather is the processing, manufacturing, distribution and service activities closer to the consumer."

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Mon Jun 7, 2021, 02:48 PM

1. humans do not actually need a huge amount of "foods" we consume nt

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Tue Jun 8, 2021, 02:19 AM

2. People are just learning this?

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