I received this interesting email to share regarding the need to transform our global food system:
Walking through a modern grocery store, you’ll see aisles of boxed meals, processed foods, and even produce that looks as perfect as their waxed counterparts! We need to get back to our roots when it comes to food by supporting small farmers who encourage crop diversity and organic farming, and who are paid fair wages.
By making simple choices in our everyday lives – like choosing organic and fair trade products, and even just learning about where our food comes from – we can create change in our global food system. There is already a worldwide movement of small farmers working with nature to build a better food system, and it’s time we bring the spirit of this powerful movement into our homes and communities.
Think of the foods you feed yourself and your family, and even the world you want your children to grow up in. Will future generations be nourished by natural, whole foods that are packed with nutrients and support family farms? Or will they be more familiar with processed frankenfood than an actual farmers’ market?
Thank you for taking action, Kayla
Care2 and ThePetitionSite Team
Sponsored by: USC CanadaFood has changed a lot over the last 50 years. In today’s food production system, crop diversity is shrinking, family farms are struggling, and even something as simple as a tomato isn’t nearly as good for us as it was 50 years ago.
WE have the power to create change. There is a worldwide movement of small farmers around the world who are already working with nature to build a better food system. But many of them, especially in the global South, need our support.
Pledge to take these steps to join the worldwide movement to change our food system:
– Support small farmers at home and abroad — buy local, organic and fair trade whenever you can;
– Learn more about where our food comes from and how it is produced;
– With resources and tools from the USC Canada Seeds of Survival program, discover the web of food diversity that farmers have nurtured globally for thousands of years.
Together, we can rebuild a healthy food system, here at home and around the world!“
I have popped over to the USC Canada site.and found that it holds a large variety of links to food relevant site and articles to read.
Today’s “stone” is Day 341 thinking of healthy food for all