I live on a sustainable family farm and work for a humanitarian aid organization. My goal is to have a simple beautiful life. The Quaker acronym SPICE (simplicity, peace, integrity, community, and equality) guides my life.
As a student of nutrition and the environment, I see that the U.S. government finds itself in quite a quandary. On the one hand, the problems and financial costs associated with our poor food system and the environmental degradation from manufacturing and other processes are topics that the government addresses on a regular basis. On the other hand, since the very corporations that cause our health problems and poison our environment essentially have the government on its payroll, the government also gives regular assistance to the very same organizations that cause such devastating problems. How do government leaders expect us to take them seriously? Seriously.