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California Food And Farm Activists Push For Critical Legislation

Max Pringle

Max Pringle

A coalition of 19 state-wide groups recently formed the California Food Policy Council to push for critical food and farm legislation. Three issues are on the group’s legislative front burner: climate change, the economics of agriculture and equitable access to healthy food.

“Not only is it important to make sure that we effectively distribute resources,” says D’Artagnan Scorza with the Los Angeles-based Social Justice Learning Center. “But we need to be good stewards of those resources as well, especially in light of what we’re seeing all throughout the country.”

People involved with agriculture say California’s water shortage will be a big problem in 2014. They say greater water conservation, better storage and more efficient distribution efforts will be needed to handle this and future dry years.

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