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Food banks face protein shortage

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

FOOD for Lane County lost shipments of canned meat years ago, and peanut butter's recent price increase means the food bank is experiencing a protein shortage.

This winter, with the disappearance of reliable sources of protein to fill emergency food boxes, FOOD for Lane County decided to take its fate into its own hands.
The agency — the second-largest food bank in Oregon — contracted with five local farmers to grow 100 acres of lentils for use in a high-protein soup mix. “We see this as a way to address the root causes,” Detwiler said. “It’s more of a solution than just a Band-Aid fix.”
There’s been a drop in meats, a major source of protein, at food banks nationally that may be the bellwether for an overall drop in the availability — and a corresponding price spike — for livestock meat in the United States.

Read more at The Register-Guard.

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