Food is not just a tasty morsel at the end of your fork. It connects you to almost everything that matters: the soil in which it was grown or raised, the health of our climate and environment, the humans who helped grow it, the humans along the supply chain from field to fork, and our nation's public health status and economy.
There is so much more hiding in our food than we’re led to believe -- and I’m not just talking about ingredients.
Food is a deeply personal choice, but it is also profoundly political. Our food purchases matter. The social implications of what we eat run wide and deep. Our food policies do not support public health.
Our food policies create a wellness deficit early in life for our most fragile humans, take advantage of low-income families and perpetuate a “sick care” - rather than a healthcare system.
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