Our choices as consumers have the potential to revitalize rural America and restock the produce isle in every neighborhood grocery store. Too often, however, consumers don’t have the opportunity to express their choices. What do you do when your neighborhood food stores focus on cigarettes, soda pop and lottery tickets rather than food? That’s where our roles as citizens should kick in. The democratic process is helping many of our country's residents define and protect their freedom of choice at the dinner table.
Food Policy Councils are engaging communities across the country in Food Democracy, a path that will redefine our role as eaters in our food and farm industry. Food And Agriculture Policy Councils grow civic opportunity, transparency, culture and values into the local food and farm marketplace.