I envision a future where sustainable agriculture is not centred around incentives from the government but from the support of the people. In this economy and state, governments are already investing too much in agriculture-related areas and are unable to give out extra incentives for sustainable agriculture methods. This is when we have to turn to the people, the people who actually consume this food. A guiding principle that could be used to promote consumers to buy products which are created through sustainable agriculture is what tastes good should also feel good. This is not a way to promote veganism, but a method to get consumers to think about the consequences of their actions and to promote ethical choices. These values can be enforced through a campaign that is supported by the government. I strongly believe that government-connected campaigns hold great power, and this power should be used to push these sustainable ideas forward. The government could start campaigns on social media platforms using the stated guiding principle as a slogan and also include statements from environmentalists to back up their campaign. This will cause consumers to consume mainly from these sustainable agriculture farms and the rise for sustainable methods of farming will increase.
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Hi Ari! I really like your idea of using the power of the government to push for campaigns that promote sustainable agriculture practices.
i think governmental support for these incentives is important as well! It can shift the culture of consumption if these incentives are done at a large scale.
I love your idea of the government-supported campaign! It is a great way to use power to increase awareness on the sustainability of agriculture.
I would LOVE to see a program that, as you said, could prompt consumers to buy sustainably grown food. Farmers markets and organics are SOOO expensive! I do wonder why a government campaign would be necessary though, given that the government has the decision making power to just change incentive programs and push farmers to embrace perennial polyculture/other methods of sustainable farming?
I agree, consumers need to be more educated in their actions related to food consumptions
I really like the ideas you have to combat the fact that money is finite and that it is not practical to encourage sustainable agriculture just through adding more grants. Getting people to express that they care about farming methods that are better for the environment.