Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Food-bama


What a dreadful headline. A hasty title for a hasty post, mainly to share a link on food policy.

Jill Richardson posts at Fire Dog Lake about the Obama Administration's approach to food policy. It is an overview, brief, and worth reading and following the links.

She cites educational examples of Haiti (a bad outcome attributable to the dominant approach), Cuba (a positive example, and an area where we can learn lessons from Cuba if we could relax the Cold War attitude for a few hours -- we might also examine their successes in delivering medical care, by the way), and the very important report commissioned by the World Bank and the U.N.

What she does not mention is that this compelling report has been dismissed out of hand by our current Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, who is known as something of a shill for big ag.

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