Monday, October 24, 2011

Food Day

Today, it turns out, is Food Day!



I didn't even know there was such a thing before a few days ago, but now I do, and it's totally the kind of thing I can get behind.

The goals of Food Day, run by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, as stated at foodday.org:
  1. Reduce diet-related disease by promoting safe, healthy foods 
  2. Support sustainable farms & limit subsidies to big agribusiness 
  3. Expand access to food and alleviate hunger 
  4. Protect the environment & animals by reforming factory farms 
  5. Promote health by curbing junk-food marketing to kids 
  6. Support fair conditions for food and farm workers 
Pretty rad, right?

There are events happening all over the country. Look yours up here: http://foodday.org/participate/events/

In Madison, there are:
The main website has all kinds of interesting info, including press releases and articles about the venture, opportunities to write to your lawmakers, merchandise, opportunities to donate, etc.

One of my favorite parts, of course, is the recipe booklet, featuring recipes from famous chefs like Rick Bayless and Jamie Oliver and Mark Bittman.  See the recipes here, or download the whole booklet here.

Recipes I'm particularly excited to try? (click on the links to see them for yourself!)

Get involved, and let me know what you come up with!

1 comment:

  1. my baby should be born today...on food day!

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