food policy

5 Food-Policy Questions for Minnesota Gubernatorial Candidates: Who Answers and Who Doesn't?

The big election news in Minnesota is the gubernatorial race. Whomever we choose to be our new governor – Mark Dayton, Tom Emmer or Tom Horner – will have to hit the ground running to balance the budget, work with an increasingly polarized group of legislators, and turn around an economy that has decimated jobs, home values, and funding for infrastructure, healthcare, and public education.

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"Fresh" Creator Circulates Petition Against Big-Ag Monopolies

 "Free our farmers"ana Sofia joanes to DOJ:
"Free our farmers"

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Obama's Chef Sam Kass: "We have a lot of major challenges, the origin of which is food."

The following excerpt is from “A White House Chef Who Wears Two Hats,” published this week in the New York Times. It offers a profile of the Obama family’s personal chef, Sam Kass, who serves up policy advice along with his own style of local, organic cooking. Read how a 29-year-old with a history degree and looks that earned him a slot on People magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful People list is now one of the most influential advocates for a better, more sustainable food system.

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Michael Pollan on Bill Moyers Journal (11/2008)

Here's a terrific 22 minute Bill Moyers piece, aired near Thanksgiving 2008.

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