Tell President Obama: It's Time for a National Food Policy
Our food and agriculture system is broken. For decades, the Union of Concerned Scientists has demonstrated the costs of diet-related disease, the environmental toll of industrial agriculture practices, and the iron grip corporate giants have on information about what we eat.
Government policies have contributed to this mess, and legislative attempts to fix it have been disjointed, lacked a clear direction, and often just made the problems worse.
Recently in The Washington Post, UCS joined prominent food leaders Michael Pollan, Mark Bittman, and Olivier de Schutter in a call to President Obama. It urges the president to do something bold and necessary: issue an executive order establishing a National Food Policy.
This won't happen overnight. But right now, the real work begins—with you.
Sign the petition today to tell President Obama that you want a National Food Policy that will transform our food system to ensure healthy, sustainably grown food for all.
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Petition to the President for a National Food Policy
To: President Obama
We, the undersigned, call on the president to issue an executive order establishing a National Food Policy.Today, we recognize that food is at the center of many of the critical issues of our time--public health, water and air quality, labor and immigration, climate change, racial and economic inequality, and ultimately the nation's food security and socioeconomic prospects.It's time for a major shift: we need a comprehensive policy solution that will nourish consumers, expand opportunities for farmers, and protect workers, natural resources, and the environment from exploitation.We call on you, Mr. President, to use your executive powers to establish a National Policy for Food, Health, and Well-Being.
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