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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Fixing Our Food Problem

Mark Bittman

Mark Bittman (Photo credit: rebuildingdemocracy)

Mark Bittman has a terrific editorial out in the New York Times regarding a resolution for 2013 to begin fixing our food problem. The article is well-written, short and a bit inspiring. I thought I would share it with you as I find him to be one of our Sole-ful People!

You can find the entire article HERE (if the links are working–if not, I’m posting the full link below).

The more we learn about our food system, the more important it is for all of us to expect something better.

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/01/fixing-our-food-problem/?smid=tw-bittman&seid=auto

An association between tobacco and cancer was discovered more 200 years ago. The surgeon general’s report that identified smoking as a public health issue appeared in 1964. The food movement has not yet reached its 1964; there’s isn’t even a general acknowledgment of a problem in need of fixing.

Clearly, we have a long way to go, but every journey begins with a single step and the perseverance to keep moving forward!

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