Ground Operations: Battlefields to Farmfields
Thursday, March 28, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)
830 Traction Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90013
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Veterans going into farming as a profession.
Did you know that most farmers are over 60 years of age?[i] We are facing a food crisis if we don’t have young people taking over for the family farmers who are producing healthy foods.
Additionally, it’s time to scale back large agribusiness farms whose only aim is to produce grain for livestock and corn for high fructose corn syrup. But then, we’d all have to stop drinking sweetened drinks and eating fast food hamburgers. It’s a diet choice: eating healthy, or eating fast and sweet food?
MOST of the people in this country are drinking high fructose corn syrup, and eating corn (most of it GMO) in our many highly processed food choices. This leads to health problems and obesity. Yet our Farm Bill gives large handouts to Big Ag and very little to promote family farms. Here’s an excellent article about the Farm Bill: http://www.groundoperations.net/fairness-for-small-farmers-a-missing-ingredient-in-the-u-s-farm-bill/
[i] Hesterman, Oran, Fair Food: Growing a Healthy, Sustainable Food System for All, p.18