Virginia H. Harris Progressive Farmer Associate Editor
Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:14 AM CDT

Ellen Malloy and Grant Kessler are both well-known in the foodie community of Chicago, Ill. They share an urban garden in Malloy’s backyard in downtown Chicago. Both have personal blogs in which they discuss their taste for local and backyard grown food, and distaste for conventional agricultural practices, such as the use of biotechnology.

Which brings them to The Breakfast, an event that lead to a unique project. The Breakfast, as Malloy called it on her blog, was sponsored by the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA). It brought farmers and ranchers from across the nation to Chicago for an ...

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