Why we need a regional, international and national Food Policy
To assure access to food that is green, fair, nutritious and affordable.
Even Nutritional experts of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee that influence American Federal policies now recommend a predominantly plant-based diet for health and environmental reasons. What more proof do you need?
How we produce and consume food has a bigger impact on health and well-being than any other human activity. Yet there is no food policy reflecting the current research. That must change to guarantee:
- 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.
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