With change in government comes hope for positive change is the Department of Agriculture. Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to be shaping up as President-elect Obama has nominated a new secretary that has been heavily involved in agri-business and the status quo. But it isn’t a done deal, and it’s not too late to let our incoming government know that this is a critical issue for our future and to help nominate the second in charge in the department.
“Food Democracy Now! has created a list of 12 candidates for the crucial Under Secretary positions that will stand up for safe, healthy food, clear air and water, animal welfare and soil preservation. These 12 candidates have spent their lives fighting for family farmers and we’re calling them the Sustainable Dozen. Help us send them to Washington. Sign the petition”