Some Reading

  • Pigs, Food, Health
    An opinion piece on the developing link between industrial animal agriculture and the inability to treat humans infected with MRSA.
  • Some good news from the Census of Agriculture:
    My latest blog entry at Fresh Greens

3 thoughts on “Some Reading

  1. Good list, read Salatin’s Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal for the take of someone who knew the risk of .gov involvement in organics, and the false sense of security it would provide.

    My comment on that Mother Jones piece has been picked up for the print issue!

    Question, why are the Foodie types so silent on things like the consequences of NAIS?

  2. It’s now on my ever-growing to-read list.

    That is so cool that Mother Jones is going to print your comment!

    I’d love to see an op-ed piece by Pollan, Kingsolver, et al eloquently ripping NAIS to shreds. I couldn’t find anything in a few quick google searches. Not sure why it hasn’t happened yet.

    Just curious, what do you mean by “foodie types”? Do you consider yourself a “foodie”?

  3. Not really. I like good food, but it’s not the driving force in my diet. It may processed and fattening, but Wendy’s Spicy Chicken Sandwich is divine. By “foodie types” I mean the people who are campaigning to change the way America eats. Perhaps “foodie activists” would be a better description. The NAIS thing is really bugging me because one, I want to go into direct marketing of meats, and two, the champions of “diversified/sustainable/insert buzzword here” agriculture are so silent on it. It could make our food system even more monolithic than it already is, but it’s for the children, so no one speaks up.

    On a much happier note, the Mrs and I closed our anniversary evening last night at the Speakeasy, drinking COOP beers. Thanks for the tip!

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