The Youth Food Movement continues to grow in Cooperstown!
Who are we? We are the world's future leaders, entrepreneurs, farmers and consumers, part of an international grassroots movement toward a sustainable future of food! The Youth Food Movement is a global network of young activists committed to bringing positive change to the world through our food choices. We recognize that industrialized, large scale, monocultural food production is damaging to the natural environment, cultural heritage, planetary biodiversity and personal health.
We unite to change this by being activists of SLOW FOOD, food which is Good, Clean and Fair, prepared with care and respect, grown as sustainably as possible and supports fair wages for farmers & producers.
Our local chapter of this international movement has roots in Cooperstown schools and is open to all in the surrounding area. In kitchens, gardens & classrooms we aim to encourage & mobilize responsible food choices, and take part in the public debate about current issues such as:
How can we feed the growing population of the world? What do we do about food waste? How do we produce food that supports the health of our bodies and the environment?