Food is anything your grandparents would have recognized in the kitchen. Today a cursory scan of the ingredient list can leave you wondering which chemical lab you are savoring. The health effects of our industrial food system, like obesity and heart disease, are well known. Larger impacts include air and water pollution, water shortages, climate change, mono-cultured species, and human rights abuses, especially language extinctions, as food sheds in rain forests are converted to ethanol or soy beans.

The Food Committee will work with cities in the chapter to enable urban agriculture as an approved land use in city general plans and provide opportunites to improve our food literacy through movies, discussions, and cooking events.