October 16 is World Food Day. It’s also the day that Monsanto and its agrochemical cronies will be in Iowa, celebrating the bounties of industrial agriculture (in other words, their massive profits) at the corporation-run “World Food Prize” events.
We think there are better ways to celebrate World Food Day. Here they are:
• Join the “4 per 1000: Soils for Food Security and Climate Initiative,” the global initiative to increase carbon sequestration in soils as a means of increasing global food security and reversing global warming.
• Donate to Regeneration International, an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit partially funded by OCA. This international coalition shares best practices in regenerative agriculture and land restoration, several of which are being piloted at OCA’s Mexico-based Vía Orgánica Ranch, which recently hosted the 2017 RI General Assembly.
• Attend the 2017 Food Sovereignty Prize Live Ceremony (online) honoring the Zimbabwe Small Holder Organic Farmers’ Forum and the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance.
• Join the World Food Day Thunderclap for a global ban on Monsanto’s Roundup.
Finally, if you’re not doing this already, grow organic food in your own community, or buy it from local farmers!