Lobbyists On Our Side

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Do you know where your food comes from?

If you want to know more about the food that you are eating, and what you can do to protect our food supplies this is a great web site. It is nice to know that their are a few lobbyists in Washington protecting our interests.

This is their Mission Statement:

Food & Water Watch protects our essential resources by transforming the public consciousness about what we eat and drink and by helping people to take action to make a difference.

Food & Water Watch is a non-profit organization working with grassroots organizations around the world to create an economically and environmentally viable future. Through research, public and policy-maker education, media, and lobbying, we advocate policies that guarantee safe, wholesome food produced in a humane and sustainable manner and public, rather than private, control of water resources including oceans, rivers, and groundwater.

Sounds pretty good to me. It is becoming commonplace to hear about contaminated food and then recalls, but what about those who have eaten this food before it is pulled off the shelves, and the larger question is why is this happening so often?

There is something wrong with our food system.

We need to insist that our government do their job ensuring food safety and in the meantime we need to become educated to keep ourselves and our loved ones healthy. It is vital that we pay attention and protect our food, water and air…our most precious resources.