2011: A Year to Remember (and Forget!)

Disclaimer: As important as it is to find peace and extend it through food to people, it is also vital to be critical of the decisions made by the government. After serious and relentless lobbying efforts, our food is at the hands of these groups. Please take action- write to your local representatives.

2011 was a big year for food activity in the United States. There were a handful of victories that we need to hold on to if we have any hope to make further progress in the years to come. Read through this article to see how your government has succeeded and failed and how some of your favorite food activists responded.

2011: A Year to Remember (and Forget!)

Author: 2birds1scone

My name is Shayla and I talk about food. A lot. I live in Brooklyn, NY where I work as a data nerd in the startup world. As much as I wish I could say I've been a healthy vegetarian for the past 8 years, I can't. I started off as many veg's do: eating primarily processed soy products, pasta, and pizza. I also brought meat back into my diet when I started a job in catering. When I realized that cutting out meat didn't make me feel any better and I was still gaining weight, I decided I needed to make some major changes. I started experimenting and researching; I found that the fresher the food was, the more I enjoyed it. I believe we are what we eat. How we feel and what we eat is so profoundly interconnected. It's impossible to exclude factors like diet and lifestyle when you are trying feel better overall. I understand how difficult eating (or just finding) healthy food can be which brings me to this blog. I aspire to help people make healthy living easier. 2birds1scone is a place for suggestions, inspiration and shared information. It's about bringing healthier perspectives to every part of your life. Please feel free to submit your thoughts and recipes! Namaste. "One choice at a time, with intention and compassion for our selves and our planet, we can eat clean and live well." -Terry Walters

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