MunchingZombie saidI have a giant laundry list of things I hope he takes care of in his first term. But since this is a fitness site, I will just right about nutrition policy.
We spend over $180 Billion a year in farm subsidies. 2/3 of that money goes to giant agro corporations. We pay that money out to growers of corn and soy. Corn gets turned into high fructose corn syrup and cattle feed, ensuring that we have plenty of soda and plenty of cheap burgers. Soy gets turned into everything else. These are huge farms dependent on petroleum based fertilizers and pesticides. The carbon footprint of a tomato grown in New Jersey is sometimes greater than a kiwi in New Zealand, which includes transit to your local market.
I hope we spend those billions in a smarter way. Shifting funding to local, smaller farms to a diversity of crops. That will lessen the need for fertilizer, pesticides, and trucking while shifting the price of corn-sugar and beef. Perhaps people wont drink soda as much if it isn't the same price as water.
That's a very thoughtful post.
I think it feeds into a major issue with our economy. For the past 60+ years, our economy has been focused on the illusion of spending to earn. We have transitioned away from producing locally any of the items used in our daily lives. Everything is cheap, foreign and disposable.
If you went back to as little as 100 years ago, you would see people using everything until it could no longer be used. A shirt that couldn't be mended would become part of a quilt, or a rug, or used as a rag. Now we are fine with another country being polluted with toxic chemicals and species being killed off so we can buy one for $9.99 at WalMart.