Saturday, February 25, 2012

I Want My Organic Farm Bill

The folks at Food Democracy Now are trying to make the farm bill better, in part by emphasising the importance of sustainable, organic farming practices.  Here is their text:

In order to meet the serious challenges of the 21st century, U.S. agricultural policy in the farm bill must shift from its focus of creating cheap commodities and artificially propping up income for farmers, toward implementing best agricultural practices for sustainable and organic production methods.

Fortunately, while much of mainstream agriculture has focused on an increasing reliance on chemicals and biotech engineered seeds, over the past 40 years a new breed of farmer has developed highly sophisticated ways of farming with nature that promote soil health, higher nutrient value of food and increased farm income.

Please join us in the call for an Organic Farm Bill and share your ideas of how to make the Farm Bill better serve farmers, eaters and the environment!

Go here to add your voice.

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