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Published On: Mon, Nov 10th, 2014

Al Gore, BBC reporter Peter Bowes calls for ‘national policy’ on food and Food Czar

Moving beyond just global warming and climate change, the former VP, Al Gore, is leading the call for a “Food Czar” and a “national policy” on food after a Washington Post article.

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Gore’s tweet links to a Washington Post article by Mark Bittman, Michael Pollan, Ricardo Salvador and Olivier De Schutter. It asserts that “The food system and the diet it’s created have caused incalculable damage to the health of our people and our land, water and air. If a foreign power were to do such harm, we’d regard it as a threat to national security, if not an act of war, and the government would formulate a comprehensive plan and marshal resources to combat it. (The administration even named an Ebola czar to respond to a disease that threatens few Americans.) So when hundreds of thousands of annual deaths are preventable — as the deaths from the chronic diseases linked to the modern American way of eating surely are — preventing those needless deaths is a national priority.”

So Gore tweeted and allies came running:

It’s time for a national policy on food. Brilliant essay in today’s Washington Post: http://ow.ly/E1zZB – @algore

Brilliant points made in WashPo essay on need of a national policy on food and nutrition http://ow.ly/E1zZB  @EricHolst @GrowingReturns – @KriteeKanko (Climate scientist-advocate, triple-win farming champion, Hg & N biogeochemist & microbiologist)

A spot-on call for a “national policy for food, health and well-being.” A thoughtful essay: http://ow.ly/E1zZB  h/t @algore – Peter Bowes @peterbowes

 

Peter is a “Journalist & BBC broadcaster • Self-experimenter into healthy aging & fasting. Plant-based diet convert, triathlete, llama-keeper • Views ≠ the BBC’s”

Twitchy summarized several others who voiced their support for the national plan, heaping regulation that would accompany said plan and pat each other on the back for their ideas – check it out HERE

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