Before jumping on board with these seemingly great ideas let me put some things into perspective.
Second: There is an underlying agenda here that needs to be addressed prior to you pledging support of this event. Both PETA & HSUS are for the abolishment of animal agriculture so those agendas are being pushed. You can learn more about HSUS and their agenda here at Humane Watch.
So let's dig a little deeper into the general idea of Food Day. Food Day has 6 principles on the surface SOME of these principles seem to be goals that everyone can support.
1. Reduce diet-related disease by promoting safe, healthy foods
2. Support sustainable farms & limit subsidies to big agribusiness
3. Expand access to food and alleviate hunger
4. Protect the environment & animals by reforming factory farms
5. Promote health by curbing junk-food marketing to kids
6. Support fair conditions for food and farm workers
At face value I think everyone could support 1,3, and 5. 2,4, & 6 immediately set off red flags for me as I am not sure what results they are wanting. As you can see there are a few principles that seem a little sketchy...at least to me they do. Now in the interest of making this post readable I am not going to discuss each principle in detail today but for the next 6 or 7 days you can follow along as I go through each principle from the perspective of a mother, wife, farmer, and lover of food.
Please note that these are my personal opinions and observations based on facts that I know and have researched and my personal value system. All facts will have links or citations so that you can make your own informed decision about the food you eat.
Please join me tomorrow as we jump into the 6 Food Day Principles...and discover what this Farm Wife has to say!
Thanks for reading...see you tomorrow!!
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