Thursday, August 2, 2012

How to grow the "movement"?

How to grow the "food movement" is a question Marion Nestle is frequently asked and she wonders how to answer it. She notes there are so many groups around and wonders what their political power would be if they were joining forces. From the experience of the tobacco control movement, the "obesity control movement", is only starting to become aware that it needs to build and use its political muscle: that will require an umbrella organization (with the adequate governance) and a basic political platform where people and organizations can recognize themselves and adhere to.
The internet based tools should allow for the creation of a common clearinghouse/directory/forum similar to what the tobacco control movement had.
It can start with a few individuals and organizations.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
Margaret Mead

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