Every five years, a legislative comet flies by and emblazons the D.C. political skyline. Unlike the celestial variety, its history and arrival is not illuminated or put on the front page by the media. For example, the 2007 Farm Bill, currently being debated in Congress, is sweeping legislation with the power to dictate our country’s future in food availability, genetic engineering, food safety, school lunch programs, water quality, organic farming, and so much more.
Dan Imhoff has turned rapt attention to this massive legislation and its far-reaching implications. In his recent book, Food Fight: The Citizen’s Guide to a Food and Farm Bill, Imhoff makes this dense topic accessible for all. On July 18, at 7 p.m., Imhoff will speak about how U.S. farm policy will directly affect our community in A Conversation with Dan Imhoff at the Faulkner Gallery in the S.B. Central Library. This free event is open to the public and is cosponsored by Slow Food Santa Barbara, HopeDance, and Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Funders.