Monday, October 24, 2011

Celebrate Food Day with Recipe for Change

Slow Food USA 

As people nationwide celebrate Real Food in the first ever Food Day, a bi-partisan committee in Washington, D.C. is consulting with Big Ag lobbyists on what to trim from the country's budget. Their aim?

Eliminate nutrition programs that help women and children in need. Cut job creation programs that support family farms. Gut environmental rules and regulations that assure a safe food supply.

Well, you get the picture.

Slow Food USA thinks this is a recipe for disaster. Click here to tell the Congressional Super Committee a sustainable recipe for reform. 
Our recipe is simple: To help balance the budget and drive local economies, the Super Committee needs to:

Reform subsidies for commodity crops like corn and soy.

Protect all funding for nutrition assistance programs (food stamps).

Maintain funding for conservation, new farmers, and other programs that support sustainable farming and ranching.

Sign on to our Recipe for Change and tell the Super Committee to balance the budget by protecting working families and farmers.
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