FERN Put Food Distribution on the Policy Radar

Elizabeth Grossman’s groundbreaking piece, “Climate Change Poses Serious Threats to Food Distribution,” introduced a new and troubling frame to the conversation about climate change, agriculture, and access to good food. Published March 2015, by Earth Island Journal, it was shared on social media 500 times and the 1,500 (and counting) folks who read it on the Journal’s site spent an average of five minutes with the piece—pretty good engagement in our click-and-flit digital world. More important, perhaps, is that among the places that picked up Grossman’s piece was AGree: Transforming Food & Agriculture, the reform effort led by Dan Glickman, a former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, and Kathleen Merrigan, a former Deputy Secretary of the USDA. In other words, the article got to people who can actually make a difference.

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