From coast to coast and around the world nearly 100,000 people have joined together to create sustainable change at the USDA.
By coming together and creating a united front we have been successful in shifting toward the sustainable food system for the 21st century that we all deserve.
In the past seven months, people have made hundreds of calls, sent tens of thousands of emails, and nearly 10,000 faxes — and your efforts have made a difference!
Only weeks ago Michael Pollan’s bestselling book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma was kicked off campus at Washington State University until you raised your voice “In Defense of Michael Pollan”. In less than 2 hours, over 1,000 citizens raised their voices through emails, and 150 phone calls were made to WSU’s president’s office defending academic freedom.
Thanks to you – and the generosity of food safety lawyer Bill Marler – all 4,000 incoming freshman at WSU will now have the opportunity to read The Omnivore’s Dilemma and learn how their food is produced.
Most recently, Food Democracy had the opportunity to partner with Credo Mobile to send in nearly 10,000 faxes to Secretary Vilsack to show your support for America’s dairy farmers.
You’ve also shown that food safety is important by encouraging President Obama to hold true to his promise to close the revolving door between corporations and government service.
While a candidate for the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Services (FSIS) has not yet been announced, your concerns have been registered with the new Administration. And Food Democracy continues to advocate for a true reformer to be placed in this important position.
Things you can do to strengthen Food Democracy Now! in your community:
Invite others to participate in Food Democracy Now! and create a dynamic food future for our nation.
1. Refer this blog post to 3 of your friends and encourage them to make our voices even stronger, by visiting the website and adding their names to the nearly 100,000 voices of Food Democracy Now!
2. Support your local farmers – go to a farmers market this weekend or join a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA).
3. Take a friend to see the movie, Food Inc.! And see it again and again.
Please invite others to join in creating the sustainable food future that we all deserve!