Build the Movement and Take Action for a Fair Farm Bill!

From Food and Water Watch:

We’re Going to Have to Get Our Hands Dirty to Create a Better Food System!

You can help build the momentum for fair food by signing the Fair Farm Bill Vision!

This weekend hundreds of people will be involved in their local communities as part of our national day of action, “Sowing the Seeds of a Fair Farm Bill.

At Food & Water Watch, we’re sowing the seeds for a Fair Farm Bill. We know the change needed to fix our food system is going to start small and that we’ll need nothing short of a national movement to fight the corporate special interests that have been dictating our bad farm policies for decades. It’s time to get started!

The process of passing The Farm Bill has historically been dominated by corporate agribusinesses that push the interests of small farmers and consumers aside in order to secure huge profits.

Many of us do our best to oppose industrial agriculture by buying local sustainable food, but not everyone in the U.S. has that option. Voting with our forks isn’t enough to fix the huge problems facing our food system and improve access to fair food for everyone. We know that good, healthy, and sustainably-produced food is possible. Let’s get started by taking a stand for policies that will level the playing field for small farmers and provide healthy food for our families.

Here’s our vision for the next Farm Bill:

1) Level the playing fields for all farmers, so that huge multinational corporations and mega factory farms don’t control our food system;

2) Create food system infrastructure that will support new markets for farmers and eaters in every part of the country to make sure that everyone has access to healthy, safe, affordable and sustainably produced food;

3) Protect and build upon the progress we made in the last Farm Bill that promotes sustainable agriculture, local food systems and fair contracts for farmers.

This won’t be easy — our opponents are very powerful — but with your help, we can build a nationwide network of activists who will take action in their communities, demand our elected officials support a fair Farm Bill, and ultimately make our food system better for you and the people who produce our food. 

Sign the Fair Farm Bill Vision!

Upcoming local events

Sowing the Seeds: Community Garden Groundbreaking:
4-17-2011 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Westlake Center Park 4th and Pike- Next to Fountain Seattle, WA 98125

Teach-Out with Cascadian Edible Landscapes: Learn about and Work with an Innovative Urban Garden Business

Seattle Green Fest
Saturday, May 21, 2011 – Sunday, May 22, 2011, Qwest Event Center, Seattle, WA

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