I think the important thing for every consumer to understand: food is medicine, food is part of what makes them a whole person. So get to understand your food, get to understand where it comes from, and understand that food is a journey.
The more we can buy real food, the more we can buy sustainable food, or local food, or organic food. We make a difference. We help producers and then we can become better consumers.
You know there’s so many reasons to be encouraged by what’s happening in the market place. You know, just the emphasis on local, on sustainable, and then how many times now do you see these labels that say raised without antibiotics, or no antibiotics ever? I mean that, that message is getting out there and […]
I think the explosion of farmers’ markets is kind of an example of the food movement moving forward. The number of farmers’ markets has increased dramatically across the country in the last 20 years. And that really tells you that people are interested in knowing where their food comes from, and connecting with the farmers […]
Steve says: Well, in my classroom, I say where we learn matters. But in the food movement, where we shop and how we spend matters. So take back your dollars, seize your voting power, and make purchases that count!
I think people need to understand that sometimes it seems that it’s futile, it seems that you’re up against a big machine, it seems that obviously Congress is at deadlock – but we are making a difference. I think we’re actually winning the war of public opinion. Millennials are pushing this issue so much through […]
Consumers make a difference every day with the food choices that they make. What’s so fabulous is every time you spend a dollar, if you spend the dollar towards good food, rather than bad food, you’re helping to make a change. So just the idea that every choice you make is a choice for the […]
You can see a huge cultural change in the way that people consume food – the emphasis toward local and organic is really taking root, and you can see that this is all evidence that the changes that we’re trying to make here, to transform the food system are having a serious impact.
I think the message that is so important to drive home for consumers is that every decision you make about what to eat has an impact, even if it’s small. And not just an impact on you and your health, but really, an impact on the global food system. And so, it does mean that […]
More and more farmers I think are starting to get interested in converting their land to organic because they’re seeing consumer demand is there. So I think that we are really making progress with our consumer demand, and it’s also really important to let our elected officials understand what our priorities are, so that they […]
For the first time in my lifetime, we’re seeing that Americans are finally making the connection between what they eat and their health. Big processed food companies are seeing their revenues and their profits slide, and it’s for the right reasons. Demand is shrinking for foods that make you less healthy, and soaring for foods […]
People really need to be included in the conversation from the beginning, so they can start to understand that their vote counts, their purchases count, and that they still have a voice of demand. So if they go into a store and don’t see something that they need, that they could demand it or ask […]