What’s New at the California Food Policy Council

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The California Food Policy Council is a collaborative of local food policy groups working to ensure that California’s food system reflects the needs of all of its communities.


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Roots of Change supports legislative and regulatory efforts that help reawaken a healthy, equitable, and resilient food system fit for the 21st century.


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The Latest from Roots of Change

    • Here is the California Farm Bureau's perspective on the new groundwater management legislation. It highlights agriculture's unenviable conundrum: a desire to protect each grower's or rancher's water and property rights while practicing effective water management. The recent massive over draft of the aquifers proves that placing individual rights above community rights renders unsustainable consumption. Individuals making what appear to be rationale decisions for themselves cannot fix the water supply problem. We need the new law and a more importantly a new ethic that is based in holistic and long-term thinking. We do hope that thoughtful leaders in agriculture -- and there are many -- are able to help the industry see that its long-term future depends on a more nuanced balance of individual versus collective rights.

      http://www.agalert.com/story/?id=7368


      Commentary: Farmers must engage in new groundwater plans
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      Commentary: Farmers must engage in new groundwater plans
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  • The Real Politics of Food: The Nation Awakens

    As we head into the Thanksgiving season, the continuing momentum of the food movement across the nation is clearly visible. And for that I am grateful. I believe that 2014 will be seen as the year that the food movement demonstrated its capacity to Read More