Resolutions for A Healthier Food System

Danielle Nierenberg and Ellen Gustafson from Food Tank (the food think tank), wrote this great piece on new years resolutions for a better food system (click HERE for the article). Here is a summary, but definitely check out the full article!

  • Ways we can improve our food system in 2013:
  • Grow more food in cities
  • Create better access to sustainable food
  • Demand healthier food
  • Cook at home more
  • Share meals with others
  • Eat more vegetables
  • Waste less food
  • Involve young people in farming and cooking
  • Protect workers
  • Love your farmers
  • Recognize the role of governments
  • Shift the focus from higher yield to great quality
  • Fix the broken food system

What are your new years resolutions?

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4 responses

  1. Whew! That’s a serious list!! We plan on expanding our garden efforts this year. We’re also playing around with hydroponics for some of our peppers to see the difference in yield. And the other day I read something really cool… a gardening method I’d not seen before intended for smallish and suburban spaces and I just Googled it a million ways and I can’t find it again! Gah. I’ll figure it out and pass it along. It was cool.

    • That sounds great, Heather! Definitely share the small garden idea when you find it! We are sooooo investing in chicken wire for our garden this year. Hopefully that will keep the critters and children out of my tomatoes!!!!

  2. Your resolutions for a healthier food system point straight to greater sustainability in our food supply. On an individual level we all need to be more mindful of the things we are eating and their sources.

    Keep up the good work. I look forward to reading more of your posts.

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