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Our Broken Food System (And How to Fix It)

Join Dr. Ricardo Salvador, director of the Food and Environment program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, on a a wild ride through the food system, connecting the dots between diet-related diseases, exploitation of food workers, and diminishing opportunities for family farmers.

Washington special interests are profiting by making us sick. Diet-related diseases, such as heart disease and stroke, are among the leading causes of death while the country’s dominant agricultural practices pollute our water and degrade our soil. These symptoms of our broken food system are largely the result of federal policies that line the pockets of agribusiness at the expense of our health, the environment, and the economy.

But it’s in your power to change all this. Together we can convince the next president to take bold steps to reform our broken food system. The first step is for candidates seeking our highest office to both acknowledge the problems with our food system and state their plan to fix it.

This is where you come in. We need to show that the American people are demanding a plan for fixing our food system - join the Plate of the Union initiative to send a message to our leaders—we need healthy, sustainable, affordable food for all!

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