Right now, our country’s food system is broken. A few large companies, like Cargill and Monsanto, control every part of it—risking public health, pushing out small and mid-sized farmers and hurting the environment. In driving out the smaller producers who should be the backbone of American agriculture, these corporations are also depriving consumers of access to safe and affordable food. Monopoly control of our food system threatens public health, the environment and fair markets for American farmers.
The good news is that we can make our food system work better for small farmers and our communities, and give consumers access to safer, more sustainable food. This winter, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has the opportunity to level the playing field for small farmers through the Farm Bill. The Farm Bill is the most important piece of agricultural legislation that determines how food reaches our plate. Brown is on the Agricultural Committee and we need to show him that Ohioans want him to stand up for small farmers and local, sustainable food.
At Food & Water Watch, we believe that everyone has a right to safe, healthy and affordable food. We are very excited to announce this kick-off event of our new Fair Farm Bill Campaign. With the help of the people in Ohio, we can fix our broken food system. We invite everyone to join us at our Fair Farm Bill Kick Off Meetings in the Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo areas.
Cleveland Fair Farm Bill Campaign Kickoff Meeting
Cleveland Heights Lee Road Library
Meeting Room A
Tuesday, Jan. 17 • 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
2345 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights Ohio 44118
Guest Speaker: Nick Swetye, City Fresh
RSVP and come to the Fair Farm Bill Campaign Kickoff Meeting to learn how you can help.
Columbus Fair Farm Bill Campaign Kickoff Meeting
Bexley Public Library
Auditorium in the Basement
Thursday, Jan. 19 • 7 – 8 p.m.
2411 E Main St., Columbus, Ohio 43209
Contact Chris: Chris@greencorps.org for more information
Toledo Fair Farm Bill Campaign Kickoff Meeting
United Way Building
Thursday, Jan. 19 • 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
1 Stranahan Square, Toledo, Ohio 43604
Contact Adam: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Refreshments will be provided at the kickoff meetings.