Declaration for Healthy Food and Agriculture

January 23, 2009 at 12:01 am Leave a comment

fooddeclarationorg Food Declaration.org is based on a belief that the food system must be reorganized on a foundation of health: for our communities, for people, for animals, and for the natural world. The quality of food, and not just its quantity, ought to guide our agriculture. The ways we grow, distribute, and prepare food should celebrate our various cultures and our shared humanity, providing not only sustenance, but justice, beauty and pleasure.

Governments have a duty to protect people from malnutrition, unsafe food, and exploitation, and to protect the land and water on which we depend from degradation. Individuals, producers, and organizations have a duty to create regional systems that can provide healthy food for their communities. We all have a duty to respect and honor the laborers of the land without whom we could not survive. The changes we call for here have begun, but the time has come to accelerate the transformation of our food and agriculture and make its benefits available to all.

The site presents a declaration with twelve principles to frame food and agriculture policy, to ensure that it will contribute to the health and wealth of the nation and the world.

Click here to visit the site.

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