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Elsewhere: Pollan talks food policy

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Michael Pollan, author of “In Defense of Food” and “Omnivore’s Dilemma,” recently talked to WYNC about what the next president should do about American food policy. Pollan wrote about the subject in a New York Times Magazine piece titled “Farmer In Chief.” 

Among other things, Pollan discusses rolling back subsidies on corn and soy that make hamburgers cheaper than a head of broccoli, returning to regional agriculture to cut down on fossil fuel usage, treating feed lots like the cities and waste dumps that they are, calling junk food what it is – a food-like substance – and taxing unhealthy junk like soda.

(Hat tip: Well Blog)

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