Will we ever get back to normal?
With COVID-19 continuing to dominate our lives and unprecedented turmoil in Washington DC, it’s hard to imagine there was ever a time when we felt “normal.”
The pandemic and often misguided government response has challenged every aspect of modern society. It has also exposed strategic vulnerabilities in our society, especially in our food and health system.
The old normal may feel familiar and comfortable but it’s not working. It’s built on a foundation of corporate control, toxic agribusinesses, corrupt power hierarchies, “food” that barely qualifies as food, poisoned environments and the loss of biodiversity.
Political powers and economic powers have already begun to co-opt the "we need to change" message to further their own ends.
They seek to redefine "nature," “agriculture" and “health” to suit a corporate/technocratic vision that promotes greater industrialization, artificial intelligence and Big Data and puts technologies like genetic engineering at the heart of a “Great Reset” that it pretends will be equitable and sustainable.
Haven’t we all had enough of that?
For OCA, this tragic and polarized era has brought clarity and a renewed sense of purpose. We are redoubling our efforts to build a new and better normal for everyone.
Your donations, to either Organic Consumers Association or Citizens Regeneration Lobby, will help us succeed.