Our legislative priorities are solidly rooted in our commitment to Good, Clean, and Fair Food for All, and inspired by the work of more than a dozen like-minded and allied organizations including, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC), the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), the National Young Farmers Coalition, the American Farmland Trust (AFT), and the Native Farm Bill Coalition.
Slow Food USA called for the 2018 Farm Bill to support:
- Better Nutrition and an End to Hunger: ample, nutritious food for all;
- A Level “Plowing” Field: fair treatment for small and mid-scale farmers, particularly beginning, socially disadvantaged, and veteran farmers;
- Food for the Future: conservation of our agricultural land and water resources and ensuring the success of our next generation of farmers.
Cross-cutting these priorities is the imperative of advancing equity, inclusion, and justice throughout the food chain.
Slow Food USA believes that food is an essential element of civil society and our common table.
We choose a just food chain wherein everyone has the right to enjoy ample, sustainably and humanely produced, culturally meaningful, delicious food that is good for human health and well-being, the planet, and those who work to put food on our tables.
Public policy affects every aspect of food, from farm to fork, and can support or negate a food chain that is good, clean and fair for all. With a national network of 150 local chapters, we advocate for policies that align with our beliefs and against those that do not.