Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Article: Farmer in Chief

In an earlier post I refered to a serious discussion of an edible garden on the White House lawn. Well Michael Pollan is the main proponent of this idea and you can read his open letter to the President here, Farmer in Chief.

A little excerpt to get you in the mood: "Put another way, when we eat from the industrial-food system, we are eating oil and spewing greenhouse gases. This state of affairs appears all the more absurd when you recall that every calorie we eat is ultimately the product of photosynthesis -- a process based on making food energy from sunshine. There is hope and possibility in that simple fact."

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