The Council for Healthy Food Systems believes that every bite we eat has a far-reaching impact on every element of our planet.
This statement might sound like a vast exaggeration, but not when one considers the dominant way our food currently is grown, transported, packaged, and distributed; and how these negatively impact the health of our water and air, the animals that are raised for food, the earth’s soil and plants, and ultimately … us.
Our mission is to provide science-based information that will help you, as a consumer of food, make choices – three times a day – that improve your health and that of the Earth.
CHFS also hosts educational events for small-scale farmers, local food producers, and consumers, providing workshops to help farmers be successful in building businesses based on sustainable agriculture and to educate non-farmers about buying decisions and gardening methods that support healthy food systems. Additionally, the Council co-hosts (along with sister organization Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance) an annual Southern Family Farmers & Food Systems Conference, bringing together independent farmers, consumers, local food activists, educators, home gardeners, and all who care about where and how their food is grown. The conference will be held August 6-8, 2023 at Texas State University in San Marcos.
* * * * * * * * * * * *
Join us for our next FREE workshop in the Profiting Through Conservation series, made possible through a USDA grant to the Council for Healthy Food Systems.
Click here to learn more and to register!