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America’s food system is broken. Together, we can fix it! Please lend your voice.

If a million Americans wanted to take action to reform the food system, what would you tell them to do?

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  1. Spread the word: Print a poster or bumper sticker, for example; Monsanto=Agent Orange=Nerve Toxin+Our Food Supply: Just Think about it

    Use the power of printed media. Like Ad Busters who helped spark the Occupy Movement, Graphic Design can fuel awareness to all the thousands of poor souls stuck on the freeway slave commute with quick information about food...Create colorful and bold bumper stickers for cars or bikes. Sell them to raise money for the education of consumers.Mothers and Dads with children at schools need to learn about this. Printing a bumper sticker is inexpensive and easy to do.

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    • 30 votes
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        • "Encouraging" Future Leaders

          By stopping them from changing the system: http://nyti.ms/nc7G1H (Forgive the sarcasm)

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          • Urban Farming Network

            agrowculture.org is a virtual farming network that tracks demand for local food, helps start farms and provides a location-based online mark

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            • Join Ooooby.

              Ooooby is a movement of over 4,000 micro food growers who grow and share local food.

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              • 6 votes
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                • Promote Homemade Food

                  Buying local, homemade food helps reduce emission costs from shipping and promotes small business economics. We are launching OvenAlly (www.ovenally.com) in May to help people find real food. Help us make a difference!

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                  • Vote with your wallet.

                    Spend your money on local foods and with local chefs. Fighting the system will not be as effective as creating a new system which makes the old one obsolete. Grubly connects people who love to eat with people who love to cook, locally. Help build a better food system at www.gogrubly.com

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                    • Invest in local food systems!

                      Rebuild the economy from the ground up... starting with food. We envision 1 million people in the next decade investing 1% of their money in local food, in farms and food enterprises where we can see and touch and taste the results of our money at work. Join us! www.slowmoney.org

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                      • 4 votes
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                        • 2 votes
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                          • Build. Teach. Change.

                            Put boots on the ground in service for healthier kids. Build and tend school gardens, teach students about food and nutrition, and facilitate the integration of local, high quality food into public schools. www.foodcorps.org

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                            • Get Monsanto out of business

                              Monsanto is a big part of the destruction of sane agriculture. By creating crops meant to be grown in monoculture fields, creating seeds that can't be harvested, and patenting genetics, Monsanto is almost single handedly destroying generations of knowledge and practice for sustainable agriculture.

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                              • 3 votes
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                                • Reprioritize Subsidies and Food Transparency

                                  At its core, the American subsidization of food is perverse. It is "infinitely" cheaper to get the same number of calories from "junk food" than it is to get healthy calories from fruits and vegetables. Subsidize fruits and vegetables, particular organic produce, and not only will Americans reduce their "environmental footprint," but they will also like reduce their health care bill. According to the Society of Actuaries, obesity costs the US about $300 billion/year. As the saying goes, "You are what you eat," and right now it is hard to eat healthy food in American, thus it makes it more…

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                                  • All americans should raise a chicken, now!

                                    Buy a chicken, really what if half of all Americans put a chicken in their yard...

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                                      • Ask your Congressperson to reduce or eliminate corn subsidies

                                        It's politically controversial, but little worth doing is easy. Few things would have a greater impact on the environment and public health than reducing or eliminating the subsidy and the weird incentives it creates.

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                                        • Stop buying from non-sustainable food sources

                                          Let the market speak - Only buy from local, sustainable, humane, environmentally-friendly sources whenever possible. Money spent on food from these sources is money taken away from conventional sources, and that's one way to get the policy makers to take notice and initiate changes.

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