The Farm Bill Comes to the Table – A 5-Stop Food Farm Tour

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Community Resilience, Self-Reliance, Renewable Energy & Cooperation

A message to all members of Transition Missouri

From Missouri Coalition for the Environment (http://www.moenviron.org/):

Have you been to the grocery store and wondered why the price of milk, bread and other staple food items are burning a hole in your wallet? Food prices increased 3.9% in February 2011, the highest jump in 36 years. Most of that increase was due to a sharp rise in vegetable costs, which increased nearly 50 percent.

The U.S. Farm Bill currently costs taxpayers billions of dollars. The Farm Bill dramatically influences all aspects of the food we eat such as the price we pay, what is grown on millions of acres of farmland, and how it is grown. The facts are out there and the bottom line is this – if we don’t organize, what say will we have in the future as consumers about our food future?

We are delighted to announce that we are partnering with the esteemed conservation leader, the Izaak Walton League, and local organizations to host a number of forums across Missouri on America’s Food Future. At these events, you can join the conversation about the next Food Bill. It is a 5-stop Missouri tour and I hope you can come to the forum near you!


The Farm Bill Comes to the Table – A 5-Stop Food Farm Tour
5 Panels – 12 Speakers – 1 Table

Thursday, April 28th – Kansas City, MO – 6pm
All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church – 4501 Walnut St, Kansas City, MO – 64111


Friday, April 29th – Springfield, MO – 6pm
Greene County Botanical Center – 2400 S. Scenic St, Springfield, MO – 65807.

Sunday – Monday, May 1st-2nd – Mansfield, MO
Baker Creek Spring Planting Festival – 2278 Baker Creek Rd, Mansfield, MO – 65708.

Tuesday – May 3rd – Columbia, MO – 6:30pm
Columbia College, Launer Auditorium – 901 Rogers Street, Columbia, MO – 65216.

Wednesday – May 4th – St. Louis, MO – 6:30pm
Saint Louis University, Doisy Hall, Multipurpose Room (3040) – 3437 Caroline Mall, St. Louis, MO – 63104.
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=179515988762407

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Andrea Elmore
Policy Coordinator Americorps VISTA
Healthy Youth Partnership
andrea (a) healthyyouthpartnership . org
(W): 314.345.2454

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