Americans cherish the “family farm.” Most are also happy to be able to buy local foods at farmers markets, grocers or their favorite restaurants.
In the marketplace, consumers are sending the message that they want more sustainable and organic food, sales of which exceeded $50 billion last year. And the vast majority of people in our nation believe that climate change is real, and that urgent action needs to be taken.
While there is some variability depending upon one’s political affiliation, Democrats and Republicans alike hold these views. If this is what we collectively believe, across party lines, then surely our politics and public policies support these priorities, right?
Well, not so much.
In this week’s guest blog post, Anthony Flaccavento talks about how we all want to eat well, and how we all need a livable climate. But how do we get there?
Flaccavento asks us to imagine turning one million conscious consumers into food citizens.