The pandemic exposed the frailties of our current corporate controlled food system. With the opportunity in the upcoming new farm bill, will we knowingly continue with the same failed system that serves concentrated power, or will we build a better food system, one which feeds people instead of corporations?
This is a year when we negotiate a new five-year farm bill, an opportunity for significant change, if we can overcome the lobbying power of Big Food – a major beneficiary of our past farm bills.
In the following presentation I try to make the case for a food system we can afford, one which feeds all of us, while rebuilding rural communities:
Meat Market Slaughter
This cattleman’s got a beef
Why Boxed Beef?
Producer org capture
Animal Husbandry – USDA and Lincoln Legacy
Deskilling the meat industry
Story of the Steer – From Competition and quality to theft of epic proportions
What Happened to the Meat?
The Secret at 1400 Independence Avenue – Farm Share of Food Dollar
Let’s Meat – Challenges & opportunities in small and mid-scale meat and poultry processing
Meatpacking Infrastructure of the Future
Let’s Say Goodbye to Smithfield and the Big Food Cartel
School lunch – District 11
Industrial Agriculture – Taking the last drop
Let’s Feed People Instead of Corporate Interests
Biden-Harris Food System Plan
Post pandemic, we’re still captive to a flawed formula
What could 300 million dollars do? Part II
What does a better food system look like? Getting out of the box
Monument Food Village
Better Meat Requires Building Connections With New Food Partners
‘Broken systems raise costs far faster than resilient ones.’
Failure of Genius – Sharp lessons in the cattle and beef marketplace
Financialization – How the finance curse is making us all poorer