We have a problem when even ostensible institute 'advocates' of food justice and security while referencing the "bizzare", use a corporate utopian lexicon to describe a crisis in precisely the issue they claim to address:
"With an increasingly globalized food system, trade and agricultural policies have become integral to combating climate change, providing economic security, and ensuring public health. These policies affect our jobs, the food we eat, and the land we live on. The trade and agricultural agenda set by the United States will affect billions of people around the globe."
Take a moment and really think about these statements. Just as example:
"an increasingly globalized food system" - this is not about FOOD it is about CORPORATE activity for PROFITS
"trade and agricultural policies"- at its core this it not about POLICY but rather 'futures speculation', manipulations of a failed financial model and all of the related activity inherent to the model
"... have become integral to combating climate change" - in that these interests do not address the core problems they are not yet, nor can they become "integral" to combatting the very problem they intentionally DO NOT STATE as having caused, which is perhaps more appropriately referred to as 'climate chaos', which includes massive pollution, profit collusion with irresponsible antibiotic use, etc and intensifying creation of 'dead zones' from chemical runoff just to mention one consequence of a failed model of constant growth rather than sustainability.
Add to the above the use of food as international power bargaining chip for which entire spheres of corporations collude in cynical intertwined dynamics reaching into not the food system, but the militarization systems.
All that said, the article does illustrate a form of repression, which hopefully, through constant and increasingly incisive critique will break through the paradoxically brittle and slimy use of language in the PR/media pot in suppression of governance.by criminal fraud manipulation otherwise known as predatory capitalism in stages of anthropophagic (cannibalistic) boiling.