A healthy food and agriculture policy
1. Forms the foundation of secure and prosperous societies, healthy communities, and healthy people.2. Provides access to affordable, nutritious food to everyone.3. Prevents the exploitation of farmers, workers, and natural resources; the domination of genomes and markets; and the cruel treatment of animals, by any nation, corporation or individual.4. Upholds the dignity, safety, and quality of life for all who work to feed us.5. Commits resources to teach children the skills and knowledge essential to food production, preparation, nutrition, and enjoyment.6. Protects the finite resources of productive soils, fresh water, and biological diversity.7. Strives to remove fossil fuel from every link in the food chain and replace it with renewable resources and energy.8. Originates from a biological rather than an industrial framework.9. Fosters diversity in all its relevant forms: diversity of domestic and wild species; diversity of foods, flavors and traditions; diversity of ownership.10. Requires a national dialog concerning technologies used in production, and allows regions to adopt their own respective guidelines on such matters.11. Enforces transparency so that citizens know how their food is produced, where it comes from, and what it contains.12. Promotes economic structures and supports programs to nurture the development of just and sustainable regional farm and food networks.
With a new administration that wants to “begin again the remaking of America,” perhaps they will be willing to remake again our agriculture system that has gotten so out of whack.
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