I’m moderating an online webinar on the new Slow Food book, Ark of Taste, with authors David S. Shields and Giselle Kennedy Lord. For information and registration click here. It’s at 4:00 p.m. EST.
The NY Times weighs in on the Vilsack appointment
The New York Times editorial writers have some interesting things to say about the challenges facing the new USDA secretary. The Vilsack appointment, they say, “has the merit of being unsatisfactory to both extremes of the farm-policy debates.” This makes me wonder when sustainable agriculture will be viewed as the wave of the future, and not as “extreme.” Soon?
12/23 update: Here’s Kim Severson’s piece in the food section on what needs to happen at the USDA.