State and local laws play an important role in how we grow, distribute and access food. Yet many times, it can be difficult to figure out how to monitor policy changes at different levels of government and make your voice heard. Whether you live in a small town or a big city, this session will help you craft a successful plan for changing laws. We will walk through a couple of case studies, and then provide you with an activist toolkit that you can take home and adapt to your own needs.
In this time of change, it is more important than ever that we in the sustainable agriculture community make our priorities clear, and that we take the opportunity to continue to shape the direction of agricultural policy for the next four years and foreseeable future. Join us for a discussion and listening session about the future of federal food and farm policy with a focus on opportunities and strategies to ensure that a diverse coalition of family farmers and ranchers, conservationists, and local and regional food enthusiasts have a place at the table over the coming years.
In the upcoming years, it will be more important than ever for organizations to effectively work together. This panel featuring Good Food leaders from across the sector will illustrate examples of successful coordination, and discuss opportunities for shared effort and ways that we can be more powerful when we discover common goals and unified strategies to achieve policy wins.
It is vital for consumers to factor species sustainability into their seafood choices, and programs such as Seafood Watch at the Monterey Bay Aquarium have greatly raised public awareness. This panel will help guide you on best choices and how to find sustainable seafood.
Medical training in the United States typically focuses on treating symptoms of illness, and has been lacking in a crucial element — the impact of food on health. But there is rising interest in “integrative medicine” and other approaches that factor food into efforts to prevent illness. This important subject makes this a can’t-miss panel.