Really, we have to rethink USDA. It has just awarded $4.8 million grants to community groups to promote local agriculture as part of a $65 millioncampaign to Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food. Local food!
And HHS, not to be outdone, is awarding $650 million in grants for community initiatives to improve diets and get people more active. Prevention!
OK, these are tiny fractions of the Departments’ budgets but I read them as symbolic steps in a new and terrific direction. More of the same, please.
Next public appearance
This is the rescheduling of the lecture I was supposed to give on October 10. The taxi driver went through red light at entrance to the Pulaski, was pulled over and found to be driving without a license. We never made it. The lecture is on food politics. It starts at 6:00. Free and open to the public. The Newark Museum is at 49 Washington Street. This time, I’ll take the PATH.