Meat and seafood producers advocate for sustainability

Noah Fulmer, Executive Director of Farm Fresh RI welcomes attendees to the 2013 RI Food Forum.

Noah Fulmer, Executive Director of Farm Fresh RI.

A diverse panel of producers, chefs, distributors and advocates spoke on sustainable protein at the ninth annual RI Food Forum organized by Farm Fresh RI and hosted by Brown University. Speakers included meat ranchers, seafood distributor and advocate, chef trainer, distributor. Each presenter shared their business challenges and offered recommendations for long-term sustainability within their industry and local food systems. Speakers included their definition of sustainability and how local meat and seafood fit.

The speakers recommended that producers and chefs help shape consumer demand for sustainably raised and harvested protein. Producers, chefs and consumers welcome new education and outreach efforts on the long-term benefits of sustainable protein. [Read more here.]

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About Sanne Kure-Jensen

Sanne Kure-Jensen is a frequent contributor to Country Folks, Country Folks Grower and Wine & Grape Grower bringing regional and national attention to agriculture in RI and across southern New England. She has also written for newsletters of the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA), Holistic Management International (HMI), RI Beekeepers Association and RI Tree Council. Read Sanne’s work at her Sustainable Living page at examiner.com. Sanne has written successful grant applications for alternative energy projects, staff and board training, products and services. Clients include agricultural businesses, farm stand/markets and non-profit organizations. Recent successful grant projects include a $90,000 USDA Rural Development‘s Rural Energy For America Program (REAP), $10,000 Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Farmer and $20,000 Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG). Sanne is the part-time Administrator for NOFA/RI, a Rhode Island Certified Horticulturist and beekeeper. She is a NOFA Accredited Organic Land Care Professional and has lectured across southern New England on Beekeeping, Native Pollinators and Ecological Landscape Design. Learn more about the NOFA’s Land Care programs or contact Sanne for a garden consultation through the NOFA/RI website.
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One Response to Meat and seafood producers advocate for sustainability

  1. This is an idea that is long overdue but very welcome! As with all drastic changes, it takes a conscious decision by the people to make a change. As we celebrate this 4th of July, what a great idea for the consumers of this country to demand safer food grown in a sustainable manner.

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