Thousands Demand Sustainable Food

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Thousands of people across America call for healthy, affordable, sustainable food ahead of the first ever National Food Day.

WASHINGTON, DC – Thousands of people are demanding sustainable food in their local communities ahead of the first ever Food Day by starting and joining campaigns on Change.org, the world’s fastest-growing platform for social change.

Tens of thousands of individuals and organizations have already begun supporting sustainable food through campaigns on Change.org. Healthy Child, Healthy World, a food-focused nonprofit, launched an online campaign urging Campbell’s Soup to phase out the hormone-disrupting chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) from its packaging; a Texas animal rescuer created a campaign asking Governor Rick Perry to save struggling ranchers and starving horses by using state resources to bring hay to Texas; and a Maryland farmer started an online campaign to prevent his 31-year-old organic farm from being turned into private soccer fields.

“Food Day is powered by people, and not food companies or other corporations,” said Jeff Cronin, Communications Director for the Center for Science in the Public Interest, the official organizational sponsor of Food Day. “We hope Food Day will inspire Americans to change their own diet for the better, but more important, we want it to result in a bigger, stronger, and more unified movement for improved food policies.”

Change.org is a partner organization of the first-ever National Food Day. Thousands of concerned citizens regularly use the campaign platform to call for healthy, affordable foods produced in environmentally sustainable and humane manners.“It’s always inspiring to see people take action on the issues that matter to them,” said Sarah Parsons, senior organizer at Change.org. “It has been so powerful to watch as concerned citizens all over the country speak out about food issues and build communities of support.”

Food Day is sponsored by the Center for Science in the Public Interest and is supported by organizations promoting healthy eating, animal welfare, small-scale farming, and other food-related issues.

For more information on Food Day, please visit:
http://foodday.org/

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