What He Does, Not Just What He Says
If you need some reading to get your 2009 underway, here's "Advocates for Change in Food Policy Look to Obama with Hope," an interesting piece Kim Severson wrote for the New York Times a week ago. Several notable food policy activists are among the 145 commenters. Some comments are almost as long as the original article. Here in deep mid-winter, with crises competing with each other for attention and management, a lot of people share a longing for new national food and agricultural policies. A lot of that longing -- and hope -- is directed toward our new president-to-be. Interesting that where food policy is concerned, many change advocates suggest that laws and regulations matter, but the Obama family's food choices also can make a huge difference.