The Growing Global Food Movement In 2012Fri 20 Apr 2012
Story by The Food Revolution Team
The Food Revolution team is excited to partner with both the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) and Food Day - experts in nutrition, food safety and health - in order to help further our mission to stand up for REAL food.
Due to the work of fantastic organizations like these the food movement is really growing, as you know this year is our very first Food Revolution Day, a global food festival taking place in homes and communities all over the world in order to educate, empower and inspire people to stand up for real food and better food education.
There are also a number of other fantastic initiatives taking place throughout the rest of the year, including the second annual Food Day on October 24th.
Food Day: October 24th
Food Day was created by CSPI and brings together organizations and individuals working on food issues as varied as hunger, nutrition, agriculture policy, animal welfare, and farmworker justice.
This year, Food Day will take place just 12 days before the 2012 elections, and organizers expect that it will provide an opportunity for citizens to make their voices heard on, and for candidates to discuss, important food policy issues. (Food Day, like the Center for Science in the Public Interest, the nonprofit group that is spearheading the event, does not take sides in campaigns or otherwise engage in electioneering.)
Food Day’s 2012 advisory board includes:
Author Michael Pollan
Nutrition authorities Walter Willett, Kelly Brownell, and Marion Nestle
Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock
Rodale, Inc. CEO Maria Rodale, among others.
American Public Health Association, Community Food Security Coalition, Earth Day Network, Farm to School Network, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, and Slow Food USA all participate in Food Day, as do many local and state health or agriculture departments.
“Food should be healthy, affordable, and produced with care for the environment, animals, and the women and men who grow, harvest, and serve it,” said Food Day founder and CSPI executive director Michael F. Jacobson. “But too often, our policies fall short of that ideal. Food Day aspires to celebrate our food system when it works, and fix it when it’s broken.”
To find out more about Food Day, go to www.FoodDay.org.
The Food Revolution Team
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