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Help shape 2012 organic farming policy

csa_basket1.jpgConsider this: The brand-new report on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010, urges people eat a more "plant-based" diet. In May, the President's Cancer Panel reported that health impacts of pesticide and chemical use has been grossly underestimated—and that consumers can reduce exposure by choosing organic foods.

Yet, our federal farm bills consistently include enormous subsidies for large-scale farmers who grow commodity crops, such as wheat, soybeans, and corn. Vegetable farmers in California farmers receive little or no support from the federal government—and organic growers say they are virtually ignored by public policy.

If you'd like to see things change the next go-round, fill out this SURVEY from the nonprofit Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF). Let your concerns be known so that OFRF can more effectively lobby representatives on behalf of those of us who want to eat real, sustainable, nourishing foods!

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