Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Michael Pollan's Open Letter to the Next President

Farmer in Chief by Michael Pollan, NY Times, October 9, 2008

There are many moving parts to the new food agenda I’m urging you to adopt, but the core idea could not be simpler: we need to wean the American food system off its heavy 20th-century diet of fossil fuel and put it back on a diet of contemporary sunshine. True, this is easier said than done — fossil fuel is deeply implicated in everything about the way we currently grow food and feed ourselves. To put the food system back on sunlight will require policies to change how things work at every link in the food chain: in the farm field, in the way food is processed and sold and even in the American kitchen and at the American dinner table.


Amen.
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1 comment:

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Have you seen the White House Organic Farm bus? I just saw it today outside MICA- looks great!

http://www.thewhofarm.org/