Stanford students should not watch as hunger continues to hinder the lives of children and families. Many students volunteer hundreds of hours to fighting inequality while on campus but these problems don’t stop after our last final.
GM products are not inherently bad, but people deserve to know what they are putting in their bodies. Until there is more required labeling in the US, people will not have all the information about the food they are choosing to purchase.
Transforming a food desert into a community with a diverse array of food options will take time but it is necessary for all Americans to have access to healthy food regardless of socioeconomic status.
Before pundits and politicians reduce the questions and solutions posed by GE crops and GE agribusiness down to sound bytes and slogans, we must realize just how powerfully positive the effects of genetically engineering our food can be if handled correctly.
In the end, the political situation is a familiar one: big business and the U.S. government allying to dupe, or at least not protect, the American consumer. Hopefully these new dietary recommendations represent a reversal in this trend, but if they do not, we need to ensure that our health guideline are based on science, not the wishful thinking of Big-Ag.
Speaking in Annenberg Auditorium last night, Merrigan laid out the main goals of the USDA’s new “Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food” initiative, which aims to create agricultural opportunities, support nutritional eating and foster connection between consumers and food providers…