“Everybody is losing in this system—except for the massive corporations that have taken over the American food system.” — Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), in an interview with the Guardian
Finally, a U.S. Senator who “gets it.”
Finally, a champion in the U.S. Senate who’s willing to publicly acknowledge that the health of our food system affects every aspect of our society.
Finally, a Senator who isn’t afraid to go up against “Big Meat,” and one who echoes our call for radical reform.
In a recent interview with the Guardian, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) said the U.S. food system is not only broken, it’s “savagely broken.”
Late last year, Booker, who serves on the Congressional Advisory Committee for the national coalition of U.S. Farmers & Ranchers for a Green New Deal, introduced the Farm System Reform Act. He hopes that as more people realize how unhealthy, and unjust, the U.S. food system is, the more support he’ll be able to build for this, and other legislation targeting the corrupt and monopolistic practices of the industrial food system.