Alice Waters’ call to support our farmers

Restaurateur and chef Alice Waters “Tweeted” a few words for Amazon’s CEO in the wake of its $13.4 billion buyout of Whole Foods Market:

Dear Jeff Bezos,

With the acquisition of Whole Foods — and the ubiquitous network of Amazon – you have an unprecedented opportunity to change our food system overnight.

It is time to demand that produce comes from farmers who are taking care of the land, to require meat and seafood to come from operations that are not depleting natural resources, and to support the entrepreneurial endeavors of those American farmers and food makers who do not enjoy federal subsidies. They have the same amazing spirit that propelled you and John Mackey to success. It’s time to do the right thing for our country, our farmers, and our planet. And we are all here to help you do it!

With hopefulness,
Alice Waters

“An Evening with Alice Waters” is Sept. 8 in Grass Valley at The Center for the Arts.

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