January 23, 2020

Food Production; Ag Economy; Jobs Bill-Agriculture; Climate Issues; and Trade

Food Production

Damon Darlin reported in yesterday’s New York Times that, “Industrial food production is not very fashionable right now.

“Three books by Michael Pollan criticizing the system of giant corporate farms and food factories have topped the best-seller lists. A graphic documentary, ‘Food, Inc.,’ based in part on his books, has been nominated for an Academy Award.

“In Washington, Michelle Obama grew vegetables on the White House lawn as an example of self-sufficiency. And across America, more farmers’ markets and restaurants have popped up that sell vegetables and meat produced on small farms.”