There is no question that the desire for local foods is growing. When I visit schools that have built greenhouses and introduced fresh vegetables to their students, Iím thrilled to see how excited the students are at the prospect of eating food they helped grow. And whenever the subject comes up when Iím talking to a group ó whether itís bankers or real estate agents or teachers ó itís clear Americans want better access to safe, healthy food.
Iím committed to fighting for changes in the way we set food policy in this country. Weíve waited a long time for these much-needed reforms, but it will have been worth the wait if we can make the changes we need.
James Jones, communications director for DC Vote, tapes a "DC Constituents Service Day" sign on the wall as he stands with other DC residents outside of Rep. Andy Harris's office on Capitol Hill to protest Harris' actions against D.C.'s marijuana laws on Thursday, July 24, 2014. DC Vote encouraged DC residents to bring their complaints about city services to the Maryland congressman.