Cultivate conference promotes sustainability to fend off food shortages – Greenville Journal

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As food prices continue to soar, researchers are predicting widespread food shortages that could leave grocery store shelves empty across the country, including South Carolina, where thousands of people go hungry each year.

The S.C. Organization for Organic Living is hoping to prevent those shortages with its Cultivate conference, which aims to strengthen the state’s food system by educating farmers and gardeners about growing and raising food sustainably and organically, according to Rebecca McKinney, executive director of the S.C. Organization for Organic Living.

“When a shortage does occur, we’re going to need our gardeners and farmers for food … most grocery stores across the country only have enough food for three days, so it’s very important that we support our local farms and provide them with the information they need to grow their businesses,” McKinney said. “Our food supply sort of d….

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