Saturday, October 11, 2008

"Dear Farmer-In-Chief" writes Michael Pollan

in an open letter to the next president of the US, outlining a new food and farming agenda, published in the October 12, 2008 New York Times Magazine:
"First, your administration’s food policy must strive to provide a healthful diet for all our people; this means focusing on the quality and diversity (and not merely the quantity) of the calories that American agriculture produces and American eaters consume. Second, your policies should aim to improve the resilience, safety and security of our food supply. Among other things, this means promoting regional food economies both in America and around the world. And lastly, your policies need to reconceive agriculture as part of the solution to environmental problems like climate change."