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Some farmers in North Carolina are switching from traditional crops to prawn aquaculture. Joe Thompson made the switch after he got injured and could not maintain a tobacco farm. Organizations like the Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA and the Golden Leaf Foundation are helping area farmers transition from tobacco farms. The farming of prawns yields a high profit with a low cost of labor and many area restaurants are eager to prawn’s on their menus.
Women in the Triangle discuss modern feminism and the do-it-yourself culture(DIY). Triangle women discuss how they are choosing not to participate in the industrialized food culture. They say they do things like sew, garden, can food, and more to improve the quality of their family’s lives. These women also discuss how important community is to their participation in these activities and how they can complete them while working full-time jobs and having a family.