While researching the Farm Bill, I went to this site ( http://www.parentearth.com/action/farm/ ) and found this video which took me back to my Media Ecology days at New York University. It make me take a step back and realize that now I AM that parent that needs to be concerned about the media’s messages. I am effected and need to care about how the government responds to big businesses. I was so happy to see the most of those brands do not have a place in our home but I need education at each stage of parenting. I hope you also find this helpful!
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And you can visit http://www.parentearth.com/action/farm/ to learn about the Farm Bill and see videos that perhaps will compel you to take action.
Kiwi also suggested this site: http://sustainableagriculture.net/take-action/ where I found this:
What is the Farm Bill?
The “Farm Bill,” as the omnibus package of federal farm and food legislation has come to be known, represents billions of dollars in government expenditures that set the farm, food, and rural policy goals and priorities for the United States. Congress passed the most recent version of the this bill, the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act (H.R. 2419), on May 22, 2008, authorizing $289 billion over the next five years.
Despite its nickname, the “farm” bill is really a “food” and “conservation” bill too. In the simplest terms, the farm bill has a tremendous impact on farming livelihoods, how food is grown, and what kinds of foods are grown. This in turn affects the environment, local economies, and public health. These are some pretty good reasons to become involved in advocating for a farm bill that supports health and sustainability!