The Case for Prioritizing Fiber-rich Foods in Federal Farm Policy
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FROM AFA Agriculture Fairness Alliance
November 12, 2021

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Read the letter AFA sent to Secretary Vilsack making the case for the USDA to prioritize fiber-rich foods across all farm programs....

Topic include:

  • Americans are dying from diseases linked to dietary fiber deficiency
  • Dietary fiber deficiency is most acute among socially disadvantaged groups
  • There isnít enough dietary fiber to go around
  • Farm policy that prioritizes fiber-rich plant foods can prevent diseases that stem from the dietary fiber crisis
  • Farm policy that prioritizes fiber-rich plant food can mitigate drought vulnerabilities and build healthy soils
  • Plant-rich and localized food networks can be lucrative for farmers
  • Farm policy that priortizes fiber-rich plant foods can mitigate the climate crisis
  • Fiber-rich farm policy can be pursued in existing programs 


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