Wednesday, June 27, 2007
The Food Bill
It's that time again - every five years the farm bill gets pulled out, dusted off, and revised. Usually the result is subsidies to mega-farms to keep our twinkies cheap (see Michael Pollen's NYT article here).
It just might be that, with all of the books, news and attention being given to local, whole and organic foods, that there are enough people paying attention to this "resolutely unglamorous and head-hurtingly complicated piece of legislation" that we can make some changes. Interested? Start here: http://www.healthyfarmbill.org/
Here's some more of Pollen's engaging writing on the issue (and on the state of food in general).
And rumor is that farm bill news will take an important role at this year's Great Lakes Bioneers Conference in Traverse City.