Executive Director of the Food Chain Workers Alliance
What issues that fall outside the current Farm Bill should be considered part of food and farm policy?
Any issues that impact food workers should be part of food and farm policy since, without the almost 20 million people and the millions more around the world who work in the food chain, the food system couldn't function. And in the U.S., food system workers make up the largest sector of employment in the economy, so issues affecting food workers have big consequences for the economy and the food system. These issues include wages, healthcare... Read more
Food insecurity is a lucrative endeavor for U.S. agribusiness corporations. As a matter of course, hunger has taken a backseat to maintaining a dominant trade position when it comes to U.S. trade negotiations and domestic policy. As long as the U.S.
The Farm Bill was designed to reign in price volatility, manage supply and protect nature while providing vital nutrition programs for the country’s poor. Instead, it’s been ravaged by constant corporate assault and a Congress too emboldened with industry money to stand up for our best interests.
Is anyone following the farm bill that’s limping through Congress? We’re not and we doubt that you are, either. In our opinion, the farm bill is pretty much a way to pass buckets of cash on to giant farms that are lucky enough to have powerful friends in Washington.
April 17, 2013 – There has been a quiet revolution going around the world, as communities and nations retake control of their food systems. In the U.S., more people are taking a look at processed foods at the supermarket and opting instead for healthier choices, grown locally with fewer pesticides.