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US Food Day – How Food Literate Are You?

Food (Policy) For Thought

Since World Food Day happened recently, I was surprised to learn that the USA celebrate their own Food Day today! Maybe it’s similar to the difference between the Canadian and American Thanksgiving, or between European and North American daylight savings time? I guess globalization has its limits. 🙂 Still, why not celebrate twice? Happy Food Day!

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The cool thing is that the Food Day campaign has a great website with tons of tools and resources, especially those related to the stated priorities. These include (as stated on their website):

  • Promote safer, healthier diets: The foods we eat should promote, not undermine, our good health. Yet, every year we spend more than $150 billion on obesity-related health care costs, plus another $73 billion in reduced productivity.
  • Support sustainable and organic farms: Currently, sustainable farms receive little to no federal support and often lack market access to keep them…

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This entry was posted on October 24, 2013 by in food justice, food + ag politics.
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