I believe that our DAILY FOOD CHOICES are some of the most impactful choices we make when it comes to ETHICAL and SUSTAINABLE living. Everyone has to eat but many Americans give little thought to their food choices and spend a smaller percentage of their income on food than people in most other countries. The cheap price of food doesn’t reflect the HIDDEN COSTS of our agricultural system from poor HEALTH to POLLUTION, animal CRUELTY and unacceptable WORKING CONDITIONS.
My hope with this blog is to educate readers about our food system and inspire them to use their spending power to reshape our food economy through CONSUMER DEMAND and to eat better for themselves and for THE PLANET.
I have always sought out ways to ENGAGE my readers in thinking about these issues and have also taken a more active role by hosting benefit brunches to raise awareness and funds for worthy causes. In an effort to extend this mission even further, each month I will DONATE 10% of my earnings to non-profits working to support sustainable agriculture, reduce FOOD WASTE, promote LOCAL FOOD and build a robust local food ECONOMY, lobby for better agricultural POLICY and raise awareness about issues effecting our food system and our lives.
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