September 18, 2019

Farm Bill Issues; Ag Econ (Peanuts); and Climate Issues

Farm Bill: Nutrition

Carolyn Lochhead reported on Friday at the San Francisco Chronicle Online that, “Rep. George Miller enlisted the help of San Francisco chef Charles Phan as he proposed legislation Thursday that would spend $8 billion more on school lunches and other food programs in the next decade, opening a tug-of-war between farm subsidies and child nutrition as tight budgets force Congress to choose between the two.

“‘One of our goals is to adopt one school and start cooking, because what I see in the school program is so bad, it’s just amazing,’ said Phan, the executive chef of Slanted Door and other restaurants in San Francisco and the father of three young children who attend schools in San Mateo.”