You care about your food, right? But what about the people who grow it? They are every bit as important to food’s journey as the soil it comes from. Soon, a new certification system will assure that American farms meet rigorous safety standards and treat their workers well, so you’ll know that the fields where your food comes from are a decent and safe place to work. More retailers will carry produce that is responsibly grown and farmworker assured, but you need to make your voice heard.
This September is Food for Thought Month at Pivot TV, which will feature programming exploring what’s really happening in the American food system. Every Wednesday and Sunday, you'll find films that discuss issues such as hunger, sustainability, and industrial farming—from well-known documentaries like Food, Inc. to lesser-known gems like Pressure Cooker. We've also got compelling shows such as Dark Rye, an in-depth look at innovation in farming and food, and our nightly news program, TakePart Live, hosted by Jacob Soboroff and Meghan McCain, where we focus on the issues that matter to those who care about what they eat.
We're also working with TakePart to offer simple, effective ways to take action on these issues right from your screen. Together, we can change the way our food is made. That’s because we believe what you watch makes a difference.
Head over to the “Food for Thought” page to find out when the next program airs and take action.