On this Day
On this day in 1951, Paris, the capital city of France, celebrates turning 2,000 years old. In fact, a few more candles would’ve technically been required on the birthday cake, as the City of Lights was most likely founded around 250 B.C. The history of Pariscan be traced back to a Gallic tribe… read more »
|President Barack Obama meets with senior Defense Department, national security advisors and military leadership regarding the campaign against ISIL, at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., July 6, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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President Obama Provides an Update on Our Strategy to Degrade and Destroy ISIL
In Case You Missed It: West Wing Week 07/03/15 or, “Amazing Grace”
This week, the President signed a bipartisan trade deal, welcomed the President of Brazil to the White House–and showed her one of our national treasures–hosted 50 girls in green on the South Lawn for a campout to celebrate the great outdoors, answered questions about healthcare in Tennessee and online, and traveled to Wisconsin to announce new overtime protections for hard-working Americans. That’s June 26th to July 2nd or, “Amazing Grace.”
Our 3 Favorite Moments from the President’s Speech in Wisconsin
Three highlights from the President’s speech on the economy in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Demand a healthy, affordable, sustainable food system.
Nearly 20,000 people have already signed our petition urging President Obama to establish a National Food Policy that will ensure healthy, sustainably grown food for all. It’s not too late to add your name! Sign today.
Read this issue on the UCS website.
Why we need a national food policy.
A twitter conversation with Michael Pollan, Mark Bittman, and Ricardo Salvador.
Watch food policy advocates and experts discuss ways to shape healthy food policy at the local level.
|Ricardo Salvador, Ph.D.
Food & Environment ProgramFollow
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| “I read your call for an executive order to create a national food policy. I heartily agree that our food system is broken. But how would a national food policy be any different—or better—than the backward set of policies we have now?”—O. Day, Oakland, CA.As things stand today, the federal government already addresses a range of interconnected agricultural issues—diet-related disease, environmental degradation, farm subsidies, food safety, pesticides, immigration and farm labor, workplace safety and health—with a patchwork of regulations and standards across at least eight agencies. Not only is this approach uncoordinated, all too often agencies work at cross-purposes. READ MORE