I love Marion Nestle’s “Food Politics” Blog. She is a Paulette Goddard Professor, of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, Emerita, at New York University, which she chaired from 1988-2003 and from which she officially retired in September 2017.
It is well worth it to listen to and read her thought-provoking interviews about the politics involved in food. I am often left very enlightened and dumbfounded by the intricacies and back-stage antics involved in conventional agriculture and how food actually gets from farm to table.
The one thing I learned from Marion over the years is that we, as consumers, have a lot of potential power – potential – because we may not always be conscious of it or using it in a directed and empowered way.
Growing your own and supporting local farmers/producers has never been more timely and pressing. Consciously choosing to purchase local and fresh foods is the key to creating a sustainable food system. Choose to be a part of the local food movement.