Interesting Information: November 17, 2014
“The Nine Ingredients For A Healthier America”
Friend Gina Caceci mailed me The Washington Post‘s copy of this opinion piece by Mark Bittman, Michael Pollan, Ricardo Salvador, and Olivier De Schutter.
The article is all over the web now.
This piece is a call to action to change national food policy so that it is aligned with human health, not industry profits.
At the most basic level, we need the government to separate the USDA from healthy food policy as these goals are massively in conflict. What has resulted is that, in a nutshell, we are subsidizing soda while “paying for insulin pumps.” And, too many of us are sick.
This issue has to be viewed from above political party lines–not across or through them. Surely our health, the health of our loved ones, and the health of our soil and planet will allow us to come together on this issue.
Please, please read this article. Every word.
And, maybe, email the President and your congresspersons noting the article and asking for meaningful change.
I will. Today.