Occupy Our Food Supply

It could be called Take Back Our Food Supply, but of course, the whole Occupy movement is  very much on minds these days, even if the press has mostly moved away from covering it. So we all should Occupy appropriately and take back what is rightfully ours: the right to safe, unmodified food that will keep us healthy.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/willie-nelson/occupy-food_b_1299401.html?view=screen

http://ran.org/occupy-our-food-supply

The two links above will get you more information. There are no events in our area that are published on the official website, just one in Traverse City and one in Muskegon. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do something in support of the cause.

Stay away from big-box stores today – especially Walmart. They are part of the problem.

Buy something from a real farm in your area. For those of you in our area (Michigan counties of Genesee, Lapeer, Oakland, and nearby areas), this would be a good day to sign up at  CSA Farmers Market and put in your first order of local organic food. It’s easy and you don’t even have to pay until you pick up your order.

Join a local CSA – like the one at our farm in Flushing. Contact me at whethamfarm@gmail.com for more information.

Don’t eat anything from your at-home food supply with ingredients that may be genetically modified. (Hint – this is almost all processed foods that are not organic.)

Learn to cook and use local real food and leave the processed and ‘convenience’ foods behind. You’ll be happier and healthier in the long run. If you really don’t know how to find or use real food, start googling. There is a wealth of info out there. You can start at Sustainable Table and Local Harvest to find the farms and learn how to eat.

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