The political scene, especially in D.C., is about as ugly as it’s ever been. We’d love to stay out of it.
But there's no way to decouple U.S. politics and the U.S. food & farming system.
If we want better food—and cleaner water, healthier soils, fair wages for farmers, farmworkers and everyone else who works in the food system—we need better food & farming policies.
Dirty politics, the kind we have now where the worst corporations in the world have the most say over how food is grown and produced, leaves us with, well, plain old dirt. All in the name of profits for a handful of CEOs and corporate shareholders.
Our elected officials allow corporations to take what once once healthy soil, and strip it of the rich biological life critical to growing healthy food—and it's all done with your money, through taxpayer-funded subsidies.
We’d love to stay out of politics. But we can't. And we won't.
Come November, no matter who claims the White House, it will be up to all of us to demand a secretary of agriculture who supports you—your health, your environment, your right to healthy food.
Your donations, to either Organic Consumers Association or Citizens Regeneration Lobby, will help us win this battle for the future of food.