AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Chef Crystal Wahpepah’s Kitchen brings indigenous Native American cuisine to Oakland, California. Gluten free locally sourced food know to offer comfort and love to people. Wanpepah’s supply chain comes from Native Americans scattered through the Western States and Belize Indians supply her Chocolate. Using our natural foods to improve our lives and our health. A life’s journey being realized. A healthy diet promotes good health. We can all learn from the Indigenous People! They have rich memories of their past and their relationship to family and food.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/may/14/wahpepahs-kitchen-indigenous-foods-chef

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Forest fires out of control consuming the West. What will happen to our food supply in conditions of extreme drought? If US gears up supplying oil & gas to the World, we hasten our own demise. It would be better to increase Solar Energy, which is at 10% and switch farming back to the south. Remember, Fossil Fuels reliance andBig Agra contributed to CO2 and methane emissions that heat our land. We have to we ourselves off our addiction to Fossil Fuels and increase renewable energy.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/may/01/us-new-mexico-drought-wildfire-southwest

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Corporations are passing on 25% increases to consumers who no longer have a Social Safety Net. The For the Families Act is a necessity for most, along with rent relief and student Loan Debt. We bail out Corporations permanently and leave nothing for the poor and Middle Class. What happened to our shared burdens? Government intervention and anti trust enforcement policies have to stop Corporate price gouging fueling inflation. WE’re helping others, let’s help “#We the People “.

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/apr/30/us-inflation-price-increases-government-response

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Recognition that a lack of competition is driving up prices and hurting the most vulnerable among us! We need anti trust regulations and competition in the Market place to drive down prices. Especially , Now, with interest rates rising, Personal debt will soar.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/apr/29/uncompetitive-markets-cost-of-living-competition-prices

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Federal stimulus money being used by Western States to provide grocery stores with nutritional foods & fruits & vegetables to Indigenous tribes and other Communities-called Food deserts. This is a great use of Pandemic federal funds. Helping communities live healthier lives.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/apr/29/us-food-deserts-federal-stimulus-funds

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Are these members of the house living in Reality. Give small business tax credits to set up expensive 401k’s for employee & employer savings accounts for retirement. Where will the extra money to save be found? Are they increasing the Minimum Wage to $15/hr Nationally? Are they changing the NLRB making Unionization easier for Labor? Are they enforcing anti trust, encouraging entrepreneurs to become more competitive , giving entrepreneurs a greater piece of the Corporate pie? Give more money to the Lower and Middle Classy and they’ll happily save! I know, at Ford, Pfizer, Banker Trust , I set 6% of my salary aside for saving and it was matched by the Corporation. As a small but owner, I was told not to take on the Responsibility of a pension fund & paid my Labor high salaries, gave them healthcare and paid leave instead. One day I hoped to share my business with them, but the Recession of 2008 blocked those plans. Many employees of entrepreneurs have not recovered financially. For The Families Act is still required and supported by 70% of the People.

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/apr/24/retirement-savings-reform-congress-bipartisan

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce The World’s food supply must diversify to be maintained during our Climate Crisis. Wheat, coffee, rice are staples the seed bank can help propagate as the planet warms and traditional planting areas acidify. Israel has engineered vegetable seeds to grow in acidic water. The vegetables are smaller with an intense flavor. It can be done, start thinking bio diversity now.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/apr/22/climate-food-biodiversity-five-charts

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Politicians have feasted off of Corporate Profits and largess. They’ve encouraged profits over people, rewarded Big Corporations with the Trump Tax Cuts, encouraging minimal taxation of the Wealthy and now they’re surprised by Corporate Greed. Industry is out of control. The Corporate Manyra is greed. Rein in all Corporations by taxation & individual taxation, enforce anti trust Laws in every institution and we’ll get a return to ethics in the marketplace. There is no honor among thieves . It’s not just the shippers at fault, Corporate Greed has run amok and we’re all paying for ,it with Inflated pricing.

http://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/20/business/supply-chain-california-farmers.html

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Big Farms plant for profit eliminating bio diversity. As our planet warms with short term policy, neglecting reality many will starve. We can mitigate food insufficiencies by planting without pesticide, with solar and using Israeli innovation. Israel can produce rice and wheat with higher salinity water in the desert. They have a device that takes water out of the atmosphere and saves it for people and plants. The age of oil dependency has to end to innovate for our future. We can no longer be influenced by big oil and big Farms. Nor can we allow Greg Abbot the Governor of Texas destroy our fruits and vegetables, because he has the power to hold up our Supply Chains. We the People can no longer afford to vote passively, our lives depend on us becoming concerned involved citizens.

http://www.theguardian.com/food/ng-interactive/2022/apr/14/climate-crisis-food-systems-not-ready-biodiversity

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce As Unions gain ground in America, their pro Democracy stance is growing to. They got out and helped citizens register in key battleground states where TrumpsGOP threatens to overturn 2020 electoral count. Unions are gaining adherents. Starbucks Reserve in Chelsea, NYC just Unionized. NYC is open to Unions. Our unemployment rate is around 7.9% , twice the National average. Why? There is a need for IT and qualified managers, yet rewards only go to the Top Earners. It’s time to put innovators back to work!

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/apr/05/us-unions-democracy-capitol-attack