At 7 pm on Aug. 9, Jessica Culpepper will address the Door County Environmental Council members and friends about her efforts as Attorney for Food Safety and Health, or the Food Project, at Public Justice in Washington, D.C.
Culpepper is the grandchild of farmers and is a graduate from a sustainable agricultural college. She has been using litigation to stop pollution from industrial animal food production systems and to fight for community health and a cleaner environment for more than a decade.
“Factory farming extracts resources from rural America. This system of food production strips once vibrant and diverse rural economies, and in its place leaves pollution, loss of land value, and a public health crisis. But if the goal is resilient, strong rural economies, we need more than just one approach to reforming our current food production system,” said Culpepper.
Culpepper will explore the need for just public policies, an activated rural base, and strong legal and grassroots tools to protect rural communities and the planet. She’ll also speak on the need to rebuild food and clean water systems that are just and accountable to people, not corporate profits.
This program is open to the public and takes place at Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay. For more information visit dcec-wi.org or call 290.743.6003.