This is a speech that Wes Jackson, president and founder of the Land Institute, gave at The Monterey Aquarium’s 2009 Cooking For Solutions Media Conferences, speaking out for sustainability.
In Oregon alone, 20 regional food banks, and 950 local agencies are involved in distributing food to those in need
And, it’s not nearly enough. 25% of the state’s populace are receiving food stamps, and many of those are children.
How do you turn an unwieldy piece of massive, but vital legislation, into something immediately relevant to the public, at large?
We would do well to listen to what Rachel Bristol, longtime CEO of the Portland Food Bank has to say on the subject of poverty and food insecurity in the U.S.
Earl Blumenauer feels that the 2012 Farm Bill should benefit the majority of hard working farmers— not a small minority as currently exists.