Chicken before the egg. Chicken photo, Bill Cobos. Egg photo used by permission of http://www.freefoto.com
You've been hearing about salmonella eggs shipped all over the country? Meat from who knows where contaminated by e coli? The factory farms that ignore food safety, politicians who write laws to put small farmers out of business, keep school lunches frozen, or endanger public, economic, and environmental health by favoring corporations over common sense don't take into account two things - the natural world, and a massive grassroots movement mobilized to make food good, clean and fair.
We're building from the grassroots up, and making a difference. If you'd like to take part, one way is to click here to join the Slow Food community. Until Oct 15th, 1 year membership cost has been lowered to $25, making it more affordable to support the work of Slow Food USA.
Go to www.slowfoodusa.org/
This will help Slow Food to both protect access to healthy food, and keep the issue front and center at the local, national, and international levels.
After you join, you choose the local chapter you wish to be a part of.
Our local chapters are Land & Sea (San Juan/Lopez) and Small Green Island (Orcas).
Slow Food members unite around the idea that food should be good for you, good for the environment, and accessible to all, and value our communities, our cultures, and our planet.
And last, please read our previous post about
Land & Sea garden!