Barack Obama has appointed Debra Eschmeyer as a Food Czar. She’s the new director of Michelle’s food control freak program, “Let’s Move.”
She is according to Warner Todd Huston, the founder of the FoodCorps service program which teaches hourly workers in the cafeteria all about nutrition.
She is a “food justice activist” according to her own definition.
She invented the term Food Justice:
“I was an editor of [the book] Food Justice so I spent several years thinking about the definition,” she said. “Food justice seeks to ensure that the benefits and risks of where, what, and how food is grown, produced, transported, distributed, accessed, and eaten are shared fairly.”
That means a central government takes care of all of that for us. She wants food redistribution.
A food justice framework ensures that the benefits and risks of how food is grown and processed, transported, distributed, and consumed are shared equitably. Gottlieb and Joshi recount the history of food injustices and describe current efforts to change the system, including community gardens and farmer training in Holyoke, Massachusetts, youth empowerment through the Rethinkers in New Orleans, farm-to-school programs across the country, and the Los Angeles school system’s elimination of sugary soft drinks from its cafeterias.
She says the food system needs to be “transformed” because of too many fast food restaurants and “food deserts.”
“In today’s food system, farm workers face difficult and hazardous conditions, low-income neighborhoods lack supermarkets but abound in fast-food restaurants and liquor stores, food products emphasize convenience rather than wholesomeness, and the international reach of American fast-food franchises has been a major contributor to an epidemic of ‘globesity,’” a description of the book states. “To combat these inequities and excesses, a movement for food justice has emerged in recent years seeking to transform the food system from seed to table.”
There is absolutely no such thing as a food desert. When was the last time someone starved in America?
Her social engineering perspective via Warner Todd Huston:
Every child deserves a lunch that is healthy, that tastes good, and that he or she is eager to eat. But these preferences aren’t just inborn; they’re shaped by the environment in which our children are raised. The typical elementary student receives 3.4 hours of nutrition education in a year of schooling. When those same kids go home, they watch an average of ten food-related ads each day, nearly all of them promoting products that are high in fat, sugar or sodium.
The reality is that if we want kids to be excited to find something healthier than fast food in their school cafeteria, we have to do more than change what’s on the lunch tray.
This wacko bird wants all aspects of food growth, production, and consumption controlled by the government. The government will even decide how it’s advertised.
Getting her dig in about the shutdown, she said this according to free beacon:
Eschmeyer said in another interview in July 2010 she is an avid reader of “Obama FoodoRama,” the “blog of record about White House food initiatives” that was saddened when the First Lady’s garden was left to the squirrels during the government shutdown. The blog is no longer available to the public but for “invited readers” only. Eschmeyer is also a fan of “The Progressive Farmer.”
Save us from the food communists.