Anna Meyer is a graduate student at American University studying Natural Resources and Sustainable Development. This summer, Anna is interning at Food and Water Watch and working on projects involving food, the Farm Bill, and more. Join Anna and Eddie Shumard on this edition of Summer of Food to hear about Anna’s journey in the worlds of food and agriculture. Find out how food allows for young people to engage in social and political issues. Hear Anna talk about the importance of protecting natural resources and knowing the origins of the food we eat. How will decisions regarding this Farm Bill cycle affect issues like food stamps and land access? What issues regarding food labeling interest and engage Anna and her academic focus? How has public water access been threatened recently? Find out all of this and more on this Summer of Food segment! Thanks to our sponsor, Cain Vineyard & Winery.

“For me, sustainability is about longevity. It’s about protecting resources in a way that’s going to last. With sustainable development, it’s about avoiding mistakes with resources that other countries have made in the past.” [3:50]

“If there was a fair Farm Bill, the potential would be huge for feeding people, food access, and supporting farmers.” [11:00]

Anna Meyer of Food & Water Watch on Summer of Food