I know. You thought every day was food day. But today is the OFFICIAL Food Day, designated to bring attention to a number of food issues, and to urge people to support these goals by speaking up and writing their congressman:
Reduce diet-related disease by promoting safe, healthy foods Support sustainable farms & limit subsidiees to big agribusinesses Expand access to food and alleviate hunger Protect the environment & animals by reforming factory farms Promote health by curbing junk food marketing to kids Support fair conditions for food and farm workers.
It all sounds like pretty "duh" stuff, doesn't it?
But that's how fundamental the problems are.
Today, there will be over 2,000 events in all 50 states to celebrate Food Day—including an “Eat In” in Times Square; a festival in Savannah, Georgia; an open house at the National Archives and in Salt Lake City, a community forum with Mayor Ralph Becker and the Salt Lake City Food Policy Task Force from 7-8:30 p.m.
The topic: The 2012 Federal Farm Bill and how it could help cultivate a more vibrant, sustainable and equitable food system. A range of experts will explore how the bill could impact local food security, public health and the ecological and economic sustainability of our regional food system.
See you there.