Being food insecure means people are living without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. According to the USDA, one in six Mainers is food insecure, and one in four of Maine’s children is affected by food insecurity.
It’s better for our bodies and better for the Earth! Organic methods of production are better for the environment. Research has also shown that organic produce has more nutrients and fewer toxins, even going so far as to suggest that eating organic produce provides the body with nutrients equivalent to one or two more servings of fruits or vegetables.
The vast majority of climate experts say: a) the climate is changing; b) these changes are largely due to human activity; and c) humans can slow down or reverse these changes. In addition, even people who are skeptical about the claims of these experts are increasingly coming to the conclusion that the potential risks of climate change are so large that it’s worth taking action – as a type of insurance policy if for no other reason. Scatter Good Farm, where Growing to Give is based, strives to be climate-friendly – it uses carbon-sequestering biochar, electric farm equipment, and other climate-friendly farming practices.