Sonny Perdue:The Agriculture Secretary Nominee to Put Healthy Food and Farms First


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Help Give Healthy Food a Place at the Table

Sonny Perdue’s confirmation for secretary of the US Department of Agriculture is likely to occur without a fight, so we need to move fast to put our vision for a better food system on the table. Take action now to demand he put healthy food and farms first.

ACTION ALERT
Tell the Agriculture Secretary Nominee to Put Healthy Food and Farms First

Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue is President Trump’s nominee to lead the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA plays a vital role in our food system, a system that right now is fueling chronic health problems, damaging farmland, and spewing chemical runoff into our waterways.

You can bet Governor Perdue is hearing from the usual agribusiness lobbyists working to keep the status quo, and he has a history of siding with them. Because he is likely to be confirmed after his hearing this week without much of a fight, we need to ensure the first thing he hears upon assuming office is a demand for smarter public investments to make healthy foods more affordable, to improve children’s health and well-being, and to encourage farmers to adopt science-based, sustainable farming practices.

Add your name to our petition telling the USDA Secretary nominee Sonny Perdue: put healthy food and farms first.

We’ll be hand-delivering the message within the first week of his confirmation.

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Sincerely,
Leslie Morrison
Leslie Morrison
Senior Outreach Coordinator
Food & Environment Program
Union of Concerned Scientists

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