How To Help: Changing The Food System

Jan 16, 2012 3:01 pm

Inspiration courtesy of Michel Nischan

Michel and Lori Nischan portrait
Photo: Sam Horine
Michel and Lori Nischan set a good example, growing a diverse variety of vegetables and herbs in their backyard garden (shot here as the backdrop in winter) in Connecticut.

Last week Food Republic focused on food politics with guest editor Michel Nischan, CEO, founder and president of The Wholesome Wave Foundation. The foundation advocates better eating habits and access to healthy food for all Americans by working with community-based organizations to make local fruit and vegetables affordable and accessible. Check out a few foundations and initiatives that are working to ensure farm-to-table isn't just a trend, but an everlasting philosophy:

You can also write to your member of congress urging much-needed overhauls and updates of elements of the Farm Bill. Let them know the issues that matter to you. 

Earlier: Chefs Give Back This Holiday Season, a roundup of well-known chefs and which charitable causes they champion

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