- The Plate
5 Ideas to Change the Food Network
A classically Bittmanian call to action, the piece urges readers to “realize that buying into the current food “system” means exploiting animals, people and the environment, and making ourselves sick.” With the recent, and much belated, creation of a good-food Super PAC (a powerful type of political action committee which may raise unlimited funds to promote an issue) founded by Chef Tom Colicchio of Top Chef fame, advocates of changing the food system have a voice—and a chance—in 2014’s midterm elections.
Known as Food Policy Action, Colicchio’s group last month presented its first awards to the two Senators who voted 100 percent in line with good-food interests according to its scorecard. (Interestingly, both recipients are statewide electees from