U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) will address urgent food system challenges and solutions in “Humane Planet” Speaker Series, a virtual event from 4:30–5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 13.
The presentation will begin with a virtual tour of Sweet Farm in Half Moon Bay with co-founder Nate Salpeter, PhD., where 100 types of organic heirloom crops are grown regeneratively, alongside rescued animals living on the land.
Booker advocates transforming monopolistic farming practices and creating a more resilient food system through The Farm System Reform Act – SB 2332, which would put a moratorium on large concentrated animal feeding operations, strengthen the 1921 Packers and Stockyards Act, and require country of origin labeling on beef, pork, and dairy products.
Supporters include Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Palo Alto Humane Society, Sweet Farm and ZOOM Marketing Corp . sponsor the “Humane Planet” series. Attendance is free, with advance online registration required at www.humaneplanetspeakerseries.org