Thursday, March 22, 2007

Food Fight. Last evening I watched a webcast of a Teach-In on the 2007 Farm Bill. The first thing you need to know is that this bill is about food, not just farms. Michael Pollan moderated, and the panelists were interesting. Panelists and speakers were Dan Imhoff, the author of Food Fight: A Citizen's Guide to the Farm Bill;, George Naylor, Iowa corn farmer and president of the National Family Farms Coalition; Ann Cooper, Director of Nutrition Services for the Berkeley school system, and other leaders in the effort to reform federal agricultural policies. George Lakoff was also in the audience and invited to speak at the end. He gave a beautiful summary, and naturally had some intelligent things to say about languaging. A replay of the webcast will be posted here. If you are interested in food, nutrition, hunger, organics and farms, this would be very informative, in fact eye-opening unless you are quite familiar with the issues.

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