Food and Farm Policy
The Slow Food USA Food and Farm Policy Community Action Team brings together diverse stakeholders from our network, and beyond, to advocate at every level of government for policies that will help forge the political, social, environmental, and economic links of a food chain that is good, clean and fair for all.
Slow Food USA believes in the power of a food chain that is good, clean, and fair for all. It starts with our personal decisions about what food is on our plates and continues by advocating for federal, state, and local public policies that affect every aspect of the food chain, from field and sea to fork.
The magnitude of the failings in our food chain is such that we cannot truly achieve our goals going it alone. Our decades of engagement lead us to the imperative of adding our voice to those of other, like-minded, organizations in advocating for public food and farm policy that aligns with our beliefs and complements the on-the-ground programs and campaigns of our network.
This policy page will help keep you informed about food and farm challenges, opportunities, and times to be heard by policymakers. Learn more about our volunteer Policy Team, federal food and farm policy structures through our Policy 101 guide, and the policy issues of like-minded organizations that we support.
POLICY PRIORITIES TO ADVANCE JOY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL
Food and Farm Policy Community Action Team
Our all-volunteer Food and Farm Policy team sets the tone for Slow Food USA’s annual work engaging with federal food legislation. They meet twice a month and play critical roles in deciding which bills to support, how to educate and engage our grassroots network about food systems change, and connect us to partner organizations and coalitions.
Dr. Stephanie Pocchia
Rev. Dr. Yvette R. Blair