Because Kansas is the Wheat State, the Sunflower State and, arguably, the Meat State, our dear Senator Pat Roberts adores commodities and industrial-style farming. Poor Senator Roberts can’t get it in his head that loading up on fertilizers and poisons (for the plants) and drugs (for the animals) is not the only way to grow […]
Entries Tagged as 'Public policy and food'
May 22nd, 2010 · 2 Comments · local food, Public policy and food
May 17th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Public policy and food
Junk food will be leaving Kansas schools, and not a minute too soon. In case you missed it, last week the Kansas Board of Education approved a proposal to remove vending machine items of little nutritional value (WIBW). They made their move about the time Gopal K. Singh and others reported that Kansas has the […]
May 17th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Public policy and food
Besides the perhaps inevitable inching up of food prices, we can now count on spending an additional 1 percent on our food through sales taxes, thanks to a sales tax increase approved last week. Unfortunately, our spineless “conservative” legislators would rather gouge you and me than raise the income tax or eliminate some exemptions granted […]
May 16th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Farm Bill, Food in the news
Yes, the Farm Bill is one of those bits of legislation that reminds us of the truism that you don’t want to see laws or sausage being made. (And just in case we’re willing, Congress makes sure we don’t watch too closely.) I suppose if I were in Congress, I’d hold my nose and vote […]
March 3rd, 2008 · Comments Off on Hello, Washington? Read this · Farm Bill, Healthy eating, local food
I can’t say it any better, so I suggest you just go to the Cleaner Plate Club and read a plainspoken rant about what’s wrong with the Farm Bill.
My digest fodder folder was getting pretty full. Here are some tidbits. This horse is beaten, but is it dead? Remember the farm bill? Yea, that big ugly bit of legislation that touches our diets in very real but often hidden ways? Well, the House and Senate conference committee is trying to sort out the […]