Friday, November 14, 2014

National Food Policy Would Be Nice

Saw this opinion piece in the Washington Post "How a national food policy could save millions of American lives"... and thought yes please:

A national food policy would do that, by investing resources to guarantee that:
● All Americans have access to healthful food;
● Farm policies are designed to support our public health and environmental objectives;
● Our food supply is free of toxic bacteria, chemicals and drugs;
● Production and marketing of our food are done transparently;
● The food industry pays a fair wage to those it employs;
● Food marketing sets children up for healthful lives by instilling in them a habit of eating real food; ● Animals are treated with compassion and attention to their well-being;
● The food system’s carbon footprint is reduced, and the amount of carbon sequestered on farmland is increased;
● The food system is sufficiently resilient to withstand the effects of climate change.

Couldn't have said it better myself.


Someone suggested this article and this article complement that opinion piece nicely.

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