05 Jun '12, 1pm

Celebrity chefs and food movement leaders tell Congress: ‘This farm bill stinks’

Celebrity chefs and food movement leaders tell Congress: ‘This farm bill stinks’

Wendell Berry, Dan Barber, Rick Bayless, and Mario Batali are among 70 food movement leaders who signed a letter asking Congress to invest in healthy food. Mario Batali, Dan Barber, Rick Bayless, and Alice Waters have had it with our food system. These well-known chefs — along with a group of 70 food movement celebrities, including Michael Pollan, Will Allen, Laurie David, Robert Kenner, and Wendell Berry — have set down their sauté pans for just long enough to sign onto a letter asking Congress to invest in healthy food. It’s a timely statement by this star-powered group, as the Senate Agriculture Committee’s draft of the 2012 Farm Bill — a package of federal farm and food legislation representing nearly a trillion dollars — looks like it could finally hit the Senate floor this week . And they have a point. As we’ve reported in the past, the Senate draft probably won’t im...

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