Do You Know About The 2012 Farm Bill?

Jeannette Moore, GreenFLBroker

If you’ve read many of my posts you’ve probably figured out I am passionate about pesticide/ GMO-free food and produce.  Because of my feelings about the food I eat, I read a lot and follow bills that are somewhat obscure to most people.

Did you know that the Farm Bill is modified and voted on by Congress only once every 5 years?  That seems to be the reason healthy food has taken the back-seat for decades…the large companies making millions of dollars with the sugary snacks and unhealthy foods have always lobbied with the most success in the past, while small farmers have not had the resources to compete nor has any group tried to organize the masses to help change any policies.

What began as a collaboration between students and faculty members at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1969, the Union of Concerned Scientists (Citizens and Scientists for…

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