Saturday, January 17, 2009

Food Democracy Now

If you are at all interested in sustainable agriculture and keeping our earth healthy, you need to check out Food Democracy Now. I wrote an article about it but here are some basics:

Excerpt from Seeking Sustainable Agriculture in Obama's America

"Food Democracy Now states that their mission is to advance "the dialogue on food, family farm, environmental and sustainability issues at the legislative and policy level." Many chefs, farmers and foodies have already joined their voices with the group. Many professional chefs and farmers see the issues surrounding the environment and the lack of a sustainable agriculture policy as a sign that a change is needed. With rising obesity and health issues in America, the importance of healthy and organic foods is higher than ever. The need for more farmers and a sustainable energy and food policy is as urgent as the financial crisis for some."

Basically, the group has a petition and are seeking at least 100,000 signatures before the new Secretary of Agriculture is confirmed in office. They have 70,000 so far. Check out the article or go directly to the website for Food Democracy Now to see what it is all about. And then sign the petition!

1 comment:

Nana The Nana said...

OK, I signed the letter. Love and hugs.