If you have not seen it already, I can’t recommend enough Michael Pollan’s “Farmer in Chief“, an open letter to the next President which appeared in yesterday’s New York Times Magazine. Pollan outlines the connections between current problems with our food and farm systems and the much more visible (at least right now) issues of energy, security and health. He rebuts some common arguments against sustainable, organic agriculture (e.g. “it can’t provide enough food to feed the world”), and offers a plan for radically revising the way we produce, consume and think about food. For those of us who follow these things, many of these ideas are familiar and often already a part of our lives, but Pollan manages to boil it all down to a concise and powerful manifesto. So please read it and pass it on.
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