- Bugs in the system: The AP reports on federal pesticide safety laws that fail to protect farmworkers. Read more here.
- Planting the seed: How one of Argentina’s largest wineries found success in the U.S. by partnering with small grocery co-ops. Read more here.
- Setting the table: The Carolina Farm Stewardship Association offers five tips for putting good food on your table every single day. Read more here.
- On the hunt: NC deer hunters donate thousands of pounds of meat to help hungry families. Read more here.
- Hot sauce in her bag: Mikki Kendall delves into Southern Black identity, Beyoncé, Jim Crow, and the pleasure of well-seasoned food. Read more here.
Food of the week: venison
North Carolina Hunters for the Hungry aims to reduce food insecurity by distributing surplus deer meat for free to those in need.
The process is simple. Hunters harvest deer from an overabundant population, meat processors produce high protein deer burger, food distribution networks distribute the meat to people who are in need. We use tax deductible financial donations provided by corporations, organizations, and individuals to reimburse meat processors for their expense of producing the deer burger.
The North Carolina Bowhunter Association also maintains a database to connect those who wish to receive deer meat with hunters who have plenty to spare, as well as a list of butchers who will process the carcasses.