Tomorrow, October 24 is Food Day in the United States. Hosted by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Food Day hopes to encourage Americans and Congress to:
- Reduce diet-related disease by promoting safe, healthy foods
- Support sustainable farms & limit subsidies to big agribusiness
- Expand access to food and alleviate hunger
- Protect the environment & animals by reforming factory farms
- Promote health by curbing junk-food marketing to kids
- Support fair conditions for food and farm workers
In short, “Food Day’s goal is nothing less than to transform the American diet”. A pretty lofty goal, but an excellent one in my opinion. It’s not secret that I have some issues with the American food system and am a big fan of local farms and sustainability.
The Washington Post’s All We Can Eat blog features a video from Morgan Spurlock, the history of Food Day and some of the related campaigns.
The Berkshires is hosting its own Food Day event. Tomorrow night there will be a Keep Farming Kickoff Event, focused on promoting local food. Check out Plate to Plate for more details.