Center for Science in the Public Interest calls for Food Day on October 24th

In a column in the Huffington Post, Michael Jacobsen, Executive Director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, calls for “a huge grassroots mobilization for changing what Americans eat – and what the food industry produces – for the better.” Food Day, to be celebrated on October 24, 2011, calls for action on five key priorities:

• Reducing diet-related disease by promoting healthy foods
• Supporting sustainable farms and stopping subsidizing agribusiness
• Expanding access to food and alleviating hunger
• Reforming factory farms to protect animals and the environment
• Curbing junk-food marketing to kids