The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has launched a campaign called “Food Day,” slated for Oct. 24. The organization says that Food Day is a nationwide campaign to change the way Americans eat and think about food.

It encourages people “to support healthy, affordable food grown in a sustainable, humane way.” The primary goal of Food Day is to gather signatures to send to Congress to support CSPI’s agenda.

According to the Center for Food Integrity, the campaign, modeled after Earth Day, features a full-day celebration, and focuses on food-specific events. CSPI mentions ways to get involved – holding a rally in a city park, showing food films at liberal arts colleges or visiting an elementary school classroom.

The campaign advocates promoting healthy food, supporting sustainable farms and ending farm subsidies, expanding access to food and alleviating hunger, reforming “factory farms” to protect animals and the environment, and curbing junk-food marketing to kids.

There are over 700 events planned nationwide to celebrate Food Day.

All this means that you have an opportunity to share how modern agriculture celebrates Food Day every day. And shed light on misconceptions that may be perpetuated by these events. Let people know how your farm works daily to ensure a safe, healthy food supply.

Help is available from sources like the Center for Food Integrity to help craft your message and put it in your own words. Or check out this dairy farm’s blog. Or this video by Miss America.  

It’s time to join the conversation.