Coffee Party USA
Food Safety at the Local Level
Today on Lunch with Louden, Debilyn Molineaux interviews Chris Hardy of Village Farm who is concerned about the impact of Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) seed farms located nearby. We’ll explore the question of why Chris’ efforts to protect Jackson County, OR from the impacts of GMOs have met with resistance from local elected officials, andwe’ll find out what he’s doing about it.
We'll also interview healthy food advocate Mary Closson, who created and promoted the “Down to Earth Sustainability Speaker Series” in Wilsonville, OR, about local and sustainable food. Mary will enlighten us about:
- Local food processing
- Farmer’s markets with vouchers for kids
- Organic farming to supply local stores and restaurants
Mary’s program is a template that could be duplicated in your community, and in many others wishing to increase their use of locally grown, healthy foods.
Many Americans are choosing to eat more organic foods, and/or healthier foods rather than processed or fast food. But what happens when organic farms are contaminated by seeds that blow in from nearby GMO farms? Will our choices as consumers diminish or grow in coming years. And why are the elected officials, even at the local level, listening to Big Ag instead of We the People? On that one we already know the answer...
Join us for a healthy "Lunch with Louden" (Jeanene Louden is on vacation).