USDA says: Eat Local! HHS says: Prevent!
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.