05 Jun '12, 3pm

Food and Health Luminaries, Public Interest Groups Demand Healthy Food and Farm Bill

For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's 2012 Farm Bill page Washington, D.C. - Seventy leading chefs, authors, food policy experts, nutritionists, CEOs, and environment and health organizations sent an open letter to Members of Congress today urging lawmakers to reinvest federal farm and crop insurance subsidy dollars into programs that feed the hungry, protect the environment and promote the consumption of local, organic and healthy food. This unprecedented action has brought together numerous recognized experts in the field of food and nutrition. Signers include Chef Mario Batali, Chef Tom Colicchio, Chef Alice Waters, Food Inc. film director Robert Kenner, author Michael Pollan, New York University nutrition professor Marion Nestle, The Family Dinner author Laurie David, author and farmer Wendell Berry and medical expert Dr. Andrew Weil. Kari Hamer...

Full article: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_25589.cfm

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