Jesse Epp-Fransen writes about the the Hunger Report put out by Bread for the World and the need to refocus farm policy on producing healthy food and supporting small- and medium scale farmers in the latest Mennonite Weekly Review.
The 2008 farm bill is expiring and will need to be reauthorized this year. This is a chance to put the focus of farm policy back where it belongs, on supporting farmers to produce the food we all need for healthy bodies and healthy lives… A farm bill is an opportunity to build justice, health and economic stability. This could be a chance to work for the healing of the nations.
The full 2012 Hunger Report is available at Bread for the World.