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  •  Hi from Winston-Salem (7+ / 0-)

    Although I attend college in Tampa, my family lives in Winston-Salem and really enjoy the farmer's markets that are taking off in the Triad area.

    They are looking to expand their choices for food beyond the local Wal-Mart. Because of the terrible economy and our policies of the last 30 years, we have been on a budget for, well, since I can remember.

    We only have $20 to spare (after saving) every month. Twenty dollars.

    We need help on many fronts, but my question is really about food production. I recently returned from a the South East Youth Food Activist Summit in Chapel Hill, NC. NC is awash with a youth movement surrounding our food and I want to know if you support real food for everyone.

    Real food being local/regional, ecologically sound (usually organic), humane, and ethical.

    This isn't about not wanting to eat cheaper. Its about wanting to put the best food we can into our bodies without going bankrupt.

    Thank you for posting!

    To whom it may concern: I am an American citizen. Not an American consumer. I am a human being, not a variable in the capitalist system.

    by FinchJ on Thu Feb 18, 2010 at 08:20:50 AM PST

    •  and its about (3+ / 0-)
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      climate change, food security, access, environmental stewardship, and living a more sustainable life by choosing to minimize your carbon foot print by investing in your community and not a Wall Street Exec's bank account.

      To whom it may concern: I am an American citizen. Not an American consumer. I am a human being, not a variable in the capitalist system.

      by FinchJ on Thu Feb 18, 2010 at 08:28:19 AM PST

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    •  When I read about young people getting (2+ / 0-)
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      involved in "real food" activism, my heart lifts.  Cheers to you!  And thank you!

      "Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." John Wooden

      by CKendall on Thu Feb 18, 2010 at 09:41:56 AM PST

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