Friday, March 19, 2010

Food Safety, Agriculture and Nutrition: Seven Predictions for 2010

"BOULDER, Colo., March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Organic Center, a leading research institute focused on the science of organic food and farming, revealed today its broad concern for the state of the food industry and American agriculture. Despite the hopeful and symbolic gesture of planting an organic garden at the White House and the First Lady's ongoing efforts throughout 2009 to promote more healthy diets amongst children, the year ended with little progress on important domestic policy issues affecting food safety and quality, agriculture and nutrition.
The Organic Center highlights seven predictions for 2010 that cast a dark shadow over national efforts to improve public health and restrain health care costs, conserve natural resources, and combat global climate change. These predictions will become or remain reality in the absence of concerted action to address the root causes of systemic problems relative to how food is grown and processed and in the American diet itself"

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