Monday, October 20, 2008

Abbreviated Pollan

For those of us (me included) who haven't read Michael Pollan's 8,000 word New York Times Magazine piece about re-thinking our food culture, Michael Ruhlman has heroically cut it down to it's essentials here. Some of my favorite proposals include:
  • Provide cities grants with which to build structures for year-round farmers markets.
  • Require federal institutions that prepare food (school lunches, prisons, military bases, etc.) to buy a minimum percentage of that food locally.
  • Food stamp debit cards should double in value when swiped at a framers’ market.

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