Entertainment & Travel, Time for Some Action!
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How Can I Affect the Food Chain?

It’s no secret that buying and growing locally will always keep funds circulating through the local economy. Although this is the case, the livelihood of US organic farmers is still facing unsteady ground. Today, The Integrative Medicine Clinician’s Journal is suggesting how a simple phone call can help keep our local organic farmers thriving. If you knew a simple call could save your job and help your entire community, wouldn’t you pick up the phone?

CALL TO ACTION: Support Economic Recovery by Supporting Organic Agriculture

An effort to call US Congressional Representatives and Senators and tell them to protect funding for organic agriculture programs is currently underway. The message that organic agriculture supports jobs in rural communities and provides tremendous economic opportunities is the primary focus.

Both the Senate and the House have proposed varying levels of cuts to agricultural programs. Congress must hear from their constituents regarding the importance of protecting organic agriculture programs and farmers throughout America.

The Capitol Switchboard can be reached at 202-224-3121. Ask to be directly connected to your Congressperson’s and Senator’s offices. You can also go to Congress.org and enter your zip code to find your elected officials’ direct office contact info.

Elsewhere & Here

Stay tuned as our travel and entertainment contributor, Shannon Unger describes organic coffee farming just south of our US borders down in Panama. After traveling through South America extensively, Shannon says that what she’s seen and experienced may have been far away from home, but not far enough to serve as an example of how we can do better here!

Welcome Shannon back by sending her a tweet and following her here!

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C H R I S T I N E Dionese, co-founder of flavor ID and Garden Eats is an integrative health & food therapy specialist, medical & food journalist. She has dedicated her career to helping others understand the science of happiness and its powerful effects on everyday human health by harnessing the power of the epigenetic landscape. To balance the more serious side of her work, she loves to concoct, write about and connect people through food & drink. You can check out her latest work at The Chalkboard Magazine, The Fullest and Rochester's Boomtown Table. Christine lives, works and plays between Southern California & Upstate New York.

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