Monday, October 13, 2008

A Locavore Manifesto by Michael Pollan

I found this in my e-mail this morning from Jim Freeman on the KCAA blog Buy Local Food In Kitsap October 12th, 2008.

Jerry Darnell, local Kitsap farmer and advocate sent me a link to an article by Michael Pollan. It was published in the New York Times and is 9 pages long but it is all worth your time to read.
Knowing Jerry, knowing Pollan's work, I figured that this was worth reading. It is. It is one article out of Michael Pollan's New York Times blog. It is extremely interesting reading.

Jim discusses the issue, and adds another question “Why do we need to wait for an regime change or policy adjustments?” This discussion if meaning full, especially after reading Pollan's blog. You can go there from here by clicking on the link below.

The Food Issue
Farmer in Chief

Published: October 12, 2008
What the next president can and should do to remake the way we grow and eat our food.

Jim's question is very pertinent, because of the war and the financial crisis that has beset this nation, we must ask ourselves if we dare wait for centralized change to decentralize our food supply. I realize that Pollan is actually calling for leadership and asking that the President be a change agent by example, for the most part, but it is up to us to make it so.

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