Archive for January, 2007

One of the best articles about “what to eat” from one of the best food authors out there…

Michael Pollen’s article in the NY Times can be found here

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New York Times Editorial from a Chef (Food and Farm Bill)

Hey folks, remember me? I’m now in a great program at PSU getting my Masters, so life has been a bit hectic… I’ll try to be a little more communicative here, especially since I’m running across so much great material and interesting articles and reading cutting edge stuff, I really should share it with you. Here’s a link to my program: http://www.piiecl.pdx.edu/index.htm
The website is a little sophomoric, but you get the idea…

January 14, 2007
Op-Ed Contributor

Amber Fields of Bland

By DAN BARBER

Tarrytown, N.Y.

THERE’S invariably something risky, if not risible, about allowing Congress to decide what’s for dinner. Bad decisions about agriculture have defined government policy for the last century; 70 percent of our nation’s farms have been lost to bankruptcy or consolidation, creating an agricultural economy that looks more Wall Street than Main Street.

Now, after the uprooting of a thousand years of agrarian wisdom, we chefs have discovered something really terrible — no, not that the agricultural system we help support hurts farmers and devastates farming communities, or that it harms the environment and our health. What we’ve discovered is that the food it produces just doesn’t taste very good. Read the rest of this entry »

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