“Demand, President Obama, that Congress and your own Administration begin without delay the process of reforming our farm and food policies.” In his article “Good Food Manifesto,” Will Allen directly addresses the President to take action regarding the food desert issue in the United States. Allen believes that if the government gets involved with farm and food policies, this country will not have as many problems as it does now. The agriculture in today’s society has become too industrialized. I support Allen in his effort to make the government have more power over what goes on in the food industry. We need policies that will help individuals be more self-sustaining and provide communities with affordable healthy options. In the Washington Post article, one of the comments that a blogger posted was: “Proper nutrition takes education.” I found this claim thought provoking because I had never thought of healthy eating in the light of proper education. If I wasn’t taught in school or by my parents what foods were healthy and what foods were not, how would I know what to eat in order to have a nutritious diet? Education of healthy vs. non-healthy foods in qualified food deserts is very important to the wellbeing of those communities.
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