The Center for Food Integrity works toward building trust and confidence in today’s food system. As consumers become more interested in how their food is grown, processed and brought to market, the food system must ensure it is doing the right things in a way that builds trust. The Center for Food Integrity is dedicated to building that consumer trust and confidence — bringing together stakeholders at every level of the food chain to reach consumers in meaningful ways with a unified voice and address the issues most critical to consumers.
Today, October 24, The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has launched a campaign called “Food Day.” According to CSPI, Food Day is a nationwide campaign to change the way Americans eat and think about food. It encourages people to support healthy, affordable food grown in a sustainable, humane way. The primary goal of Food Day is to gather signatures to send to Congress to support CSPI’s agenda.
While CFI shares, in theory, a few of CSPI’s stated goals, such as expanding access to food and alleviating hunger, the organization’s anti-agriculture agenda will likely disparage many of the current efforts of the food system. It is important that all farmers and those involved in the food system make their voices heard. Let the public know that on Food Day – and every day – we need to celebrate food choice! Supporting a diverse food supply, raised using a variety of farming methods, is vital to ensuring that we all have access to affordable food.