The Food and Farm Bill is the single greatest influence on what we eat. It is so important that many actually call it the “food Bill”. It plays a major role in determining how our food system is shaped, and how billions of Federal Dollars are spent on food production, distribution and consumption.
As for now, it seems like these billions are not spent so well vis-a-vis the all-time high of diet-related diseases, obesity and diabetes, as well as, in a seeming paradox, hunger.
The next Food and Farm Bill has the potential to make a difference. In the coming weeks, the House and Senate will be working on it and good chance that our voices can help start the shift toward making our food system better, cleaner, and healthier.
Slow Food USA Leadership sent a letter to the Senate and House Committee. Here is the letter, please read and post on your social media outlets. We’ll keep you posted.