goal is to see a producer-consumer alliance controlling
public policy decisions in North America.
To that end I have founded "Voice for a Viable
Future." This campaign has been designed to educate people
about organic sustainable agriculture and the dangers of current methods of
food products. Informed producers and consumers can help by making humane choices
in their personal lives.
progress in achieving sustainable agriculture has been
marked by some very interesting events. I ran for
Congress in Montana in 1982 and was able to enlist over
two dozen full time volunteers to carry the message through
the political campaign. Although we lost (by less than
4 percent to a six-term incumbent), we were able to focus
the voters' attention on who was producing our food and
how they were doing it. I was the Executive Director
of the international Beyond Beef Campaign, which was
able to organize over 2,400 teams consisting of over
10,000 people who handed out over 1,000,000 pieces of
information in one day at over 3,000 separate locations
around the world. This information was to educate consumers
about their food choices.
promoting the producer, comsumer alliance, I have spoken
on radio stations in over 200 countries; appeared on television
shows viewed by over two million people; and I have spoken
to thousands of groups--from small audiences to an assembly
of over 25,000 people at the EarthDay celebration in Oakland,
The message is always the same; If there is to be a bright
future for our children and grandchildren, it will come from
support of producers who work in concert with nature -- organically,
sustainably, and humanely."
F. Lyman, President & Founder, Voice
for a Viable Future
for a Viable Future" is a 501(c)3 educational non-profit