Sunday, November 30, 2008

Michael Pollan Discusses Impact of Food Production Facing New Administration

In this video, Michael Pollan offers a new plan for America's food production in this Web 2.0 2008 discussion held in San Francisco in early November. Pollan, gifted with a great sense of humor as he exposes hard truths about our food production and eating patterns, suggests that President-Elect Obama use the bully pulpit to:
  • replace 5 acres of pristine Whitehouse lawn and replace it with organic crops, providing a backdrop for all those news segments that sends a new message to Americans;
  • appoint someone like Alice Water, who values organic and sustainably grown food, as head chef;
  • additionally, appoint an organic farmer to a Whitehouse post, in order to elevate the perceived value of farming.

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