If we are going to spend billions every year on health care and food assistance programs, then we need to start investing more of that money into sustainable projects that are nearly free or can pay for themselves over time. Community farms on every block would boost every local economy in this country.
I do not think it makes sense that we pay farmers to not grow certain crops while people go hungry. Farmers should be paid for their surpluses instead. Until we meet the needs of our own people, we are a poor example to the world. Not for long though – this generation is here to unite us.
This is how we put people back to work. We just need a New Deal that will allow us to build the food system in this country block by block just like we built up the roads and bridges. It is our most pressing need. Any initial costs would be made up after harvests and sales in the first year.
It will change our society when there is a local food system for every person. God willing, the people will eat and no one will go hungry. Everyone and everything will be free to live in social harmony when our basic needs are met.
Orange City, FL