Thomas Jefferson said: "Eternal vigilance is the price of freedom."
But how can we have eternal vigilance without a strong, independent press?
According to the Pew Research Center for People and the Press, Americans seem not to realize the importance of the press in keeping those in power accountable. However, David Simon, former Baltimore Sun journalist, explains the relationship between our democracy and a strong press at a recent meeting of the National Press Club. Simon says unpaid bloggers and citizen journalists cannot fill the void. We must find a way to fund the rigorous type of local reporting that professional journalists deliver.
The demise of our press means citizens will be less likely to learn about revolving doors and financially-influenced government that affect our food system at the core.
Lots of food for thought.
Think critically and eat well,