Michael Pollan is one of my idols—he, along with Alice Waters and a few others have done more for organics and local food in America, and in our globalized economy, that anyone else. How? Through his popular books—and through his eloquent, important writings for the New York Times. Just this morning I was thinking to myself that I hadn’t seen anything from him in awhile—and lo, in the top ten most emailed nytimes.com articles, was this:
It may surprise you to learn that among the issues that will occupy much of your time in the coming years is one you barely mentioned during the campaign: food. Food policy is not something American presidents have had to give much thought to, at least since the Nixon administration — the last time high food prices presented a serious political peril. Since then, federal policies to promote maximum production of the commodity crops (corn, soybeans, wheat and rice) from which most of our supermarket foods are derived have succeeded impressively in keeping prices low and food more or less off the national political agenda. But with a suddenness that has taken us all by surprise…for the rest, click here.
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