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Farmer in Chief

If you want a little reading to go with your breakfast this morning, check out Michael Pollan's most recent article in the New York Times: Farmer in Chief.  Or, as we did yesterday at lunch, listen to his interview on Fresh Air

Some of what Pollan says is old news, but he also has some really cool ideas, like a program which requires mitigation when prime farmland is turned into subdivisions just like wetland mitigation.  Or redefining "food" so that "junk food" no longer fits the definition and can't be served in school lunches, bought with food stamps, etc.  Check it out --- especially the specifics which start on page 7.



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