Fork Politics

The Youth Food Movement in The Netherlands is a youth-run organization that strives for a more balanced food system. Last week they organized a guerrilla-lunch on the Spui, a tourist draw in the center of Amsterdam, on the same day as the elections for the Provincial Council. Everyone eager to receive a truly free and tasty lunch was explained how your fork is, in essence, a vote. Daily, there are at least three moments you choose what kind of food you buy. It’s good to realize you do have the opportunity to customize your plate three times a day. And such a freedom of choice – for me – brings about a sense of responsibility to support those suppliers, farmers and producers that share my values. Just like what I look for in a political party. That’s why this year, I allowed my fork to vote.

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