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, I’m thrilled to see how excited the students are at the prospect of eating food they helped grow. And whenever the subject comes up when I’m talking to a group — whether it’s bankers or real estate agents or teachers — it’s clear Americans want better access to safe, healthy food.
I’m committed to fighting for changes in the way we set food policy in this country. We’ve 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.