A Day to Celebrate Food
Our love for food knows few bounds. Whether raising it or cooking it, those of us involved in and responsible for today’s food have a deep affection for it. That sounds like something worth celebrating.
Food Day, a national platform with local events, is scheduled to take place on October 24, encouraging people to celebrate healthy, affordable and sustainable food. The promotion of the Food Day offers an opportunity for those in today’s food system to actively participate in the conversation about how food is produced, even though we all may not agree on the each and every message. Whether sitting down for a nice meal with your family or taking part in a public event, there are many things we can all celebrate about today’s food system:
- Choice! We all have a tremendous variety of choices in the food we provide our families. The best food choices for one family may not be right for another. But we should all have the opportunity to purchase foods that best fit our needs and values.
- Sustainability! Food system practices must be ethically-grounded, scientifically-verified, and economically-viable. Without a balance of these three elements, systems cannot be truly sustainable.
- Farmers! Without farmers, there would be no food. Farmers are dedicated each day to producing safe, healthy and affordable food for people in this country and those around the world. They are committed to protecting the environment and ensuring the well-being of the animals they raise.
For more information about Food Day and how you can become involved, please visit www.cfiengage.com. And most importantly, thanks for taking a day to celebrate food!
Posted by Abby.