This Zoom session is from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST: Combining Scholarship and Activism: An Intergenerational Exchange. Information about the session and registration is HERE. Bob Gottlieb and I will address how to combine food policy scholarship and activism in discussion with two much younger colleagues, Ivonne Quiroz and Lo Anderson.
Plate of the Union launches farm bill initiative
The Environmental Working Group and Food Policy Action are trying to get a head start on the upcoming Farm Bill. Their new initiative: Plate of the Union.
This has four objectives:
- Stop taxpayer subsidies going to Big Ag polluters – instead, invest in healthier farms.
- Protect and improve vital anti-hunger programs.
- Increase federal investments in organic agriculture.
- Expand federal programs to revitalize land and reduce food waste.
These are critically important goals. Everyone who cares about food needs to understand the farm bill and what it does.
But how to achieve them?
I’d like to know the action plan. Stay tuned.