THE ECONOMIC PAMPHLETEER: Enough Good Food for All: A Proposal
Note: This column is a follow-up to my previous Economic Pamphleteer column, “How Do We Ensure Good Food for All?,” which appeared in the summer 2016 issue.How do we provide good food for all 323 million Americans? I began my previous column with this question (Ikerd, 2016). In that column, I defined good food as safe, nutritious, and flavorful foods, produced by means that protect natural ecosystems, fairly reward farmers and farmworkers, and ensure that all have enough food to support healthy, active lifestyles. I explained why our current industrial food system is fundamentally incapable of providing good food for everyone. I concluded that replacing today’s impersonal industrial food system with a personally connected food network would create at least the possibility of enough good food for all. In this column, I propose a logical means of capitalizing on this possibility....
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