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What follows is a transcript of the first public reading of the final draft Declaration for Healthy Food and Agriculture By Michael R. Dimock and the Declaration Framers in the Rotunda of City Hall, San Francisco Thank you all for coming to the first public reading of the Healthy Food and Agriculture Declaration, an effort … Continue reading Introducing The Declaration for Healthy Food and Agriculture
On June 7th, the Illinois Legislature passed a history-making bill, HB 1300, entitled the Food, Farms and Jobs Act, which creates the Illinois Local and Organic Food and Farm Task Force and empowers that body to deliver by the fall of 2008 the Illinois Local and Organic Food and Farm Plan. The great language of … Continue reading Historic Illinois Legislation
Here is the speech I gave for the Sustainable Agriculture Resource Consortium (SARC, www.sarc.calpoly.edu) at the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo College of Agriculture last week, May 16th. Sustainability: Agriculture's pathway to reclaiming center stage in the American social and political landscape Thank you for inviting me to share some thoughts with you about a … Continue reading Sustainability: Agriculture’s Pathway to Reclaiming Center Stage
As you may have noticed, ROC is always talking about “the network” or the “Leadership Network.” That’s because it’s a central part of our theory and strategy about how to make change. The upcoming listening sessions that the State Board of Food and Agriculture is holding in May and July to set 30 goals for … Continue reading Notes on the Network
A sustainable food system is the basis for a sustainable civilization. It is fundamental and requires a public focus way beyond that which it currently holds. To create such a system in this state by 2030 will require unprecedented collaboration and unprecedented investment. Exactly how to make that happen no one I know can yet … Continue reading Network Blog