The reasons we need this.
The nature of the farm has changed over the years. Industrialized agriculture ( agribusiness) has steam rolled, through acts of legislation and regulation, the smaller units of food production because they know the profit is in the processing.
Many people in powers of authority believed bigger, cheaper, faster was the way to go.
We have since learned as a nation, that bigger, cheaper, faster means more chemicals in your foods, reduced nutrient value, and loss of regional flavor and loss of independent food systems. The rise of cancer, childhood obesity, and allergies have increased immensely.
We used to be a chronically healthy nation, we are now a chronically ill nation. Recognizing the simple fact that what we eat determines our health is key.
We want our health back by deciding for ourselves what kinds of food we want.
We want our livelihoods back by profiting from
our own kitchens, our own labor and our own land.