9 Ways to Fix Our Food System

9 Ways to Fix Our Food System

Hungry for change? Take these simple steps right now!
By Max Follmer       October 10, 2012

Drink Fewer Sodas And Sweetened Beverages
Fact: If you replace one 20-ounce soda a day with a no-calorie beverage (preferably water), you could lose 25 pounds in a year.

Eat At Home Instead Of Eating Out
Fact: Children consume almost twice as many calories when eating food made outside the home.

Tell Schools To Stop Selling Sodas And Junk Food
Fact: Over the last two decades, rates of obesity have tripled in children and adolescents ages 6 to 19 years old.

Meatless Mondays! Go Meatless At Least One Day A Week
Fact: An estimated 70 percent of all antibiotics used in the U.S. are given to farm animals.

Buy Organic Or Sustainable Foods With Little To No Pesticide Use
The EPA says more than 1 billion pounds of pesticides are used each year in the U.S.

Protect Family Farms By Visiting Your Local Farmers’ Market
Farmers’ markets enable farmers to keep 80 to 90 cents of each dollar spent by the customer.

Make A Point To Know Where Your Food Comes From By Reading Labels
The average meal travels 1,500 miles from the farm to your dinner plate.

Tell Your Lawmakers That Food Safety Is Important To You
Fact: Each year, contaminated food causes millions of illnesses and thousands of deaths.

Demand Job Protections For Farm Workers And Food Processors, Ensuring Fair Wages And Other Protections
Fact: Poverty among farm workers is more than twice that of all wage and salary employees.

source: takepart.com

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