Last night I attended Food...

Last night I attended Food Literacy for All town hall meeting titled “The Hidden Plight of Modern Growers” with activists and environmentalists Michel Martinez, Ashley Atkinson, and Naim Edwards. I was astonished to hear just how impactful the weather has been recently to our farmer's financial, mental, and physical wellbeing. In fact, this past year has been the worst of all within the midwest: over 2 million acres of land were prevented from being planted due to adverse climate changes. Unfortunately, dedicated and hardworking farmers are losing their farms that they have cherished and owned over generations and are being foreclosed on their equipment. They can no longer pass down their farms to their family members and are forced to sell them to prevent future financial burdens. Not only is this affecting them financially, but their mental health has been impacted tremendously. Suicide rates are increasing throughout the country and crisis hotline calls from farmers have been increasing exponentially. The article I attached below brings up the astounding evidence about how climate change has manipulated agriculture production and how it is going to continue to get worse in decades to come. What are your thoughts on this issue? What do you think we can do to slow down this process? https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5814744/
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