I’m keynoting the workship on Food, Ethics, Politics at 4:00 with a reception to follow. My talk, “”Food, Ethics, Politics: The View from 2022,” will be in the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Maeder Hall, Room 002. This event is part of the University Center for Human Values (UCHV) Conferences, Workshops & Special Events. To register to attend, click here.
USDA says: Eat Local! HHS says: Prevent!
Really, we have to rethink USDA. It has just awarded $4.8 million grants to community groups to promote local agriculture as part of a $65 millioncampaign to Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food. Local food!
And HHS, not to be outdone, is awarding $650 million in grants for community initiatives to improve diets and get people more active. Prevention!
OK, these are tiny fractions of the Departments’ budgets but I read them as symbolic steps in a new and terrific direction. More of the same, please.