Thursday, March 01, 2007
This discussion is from one of the political blogs I read daily, Daily Kos. There has been an increasing awareness of food politics over there — not even counting the prankish habit of printing recipes in response to "trollish" comments, originally intended to be annoying to the offending commenter, but inadvertently amassing a food-curious crowd.
So, tonight there is a discussion of the Michael Pollan-John Mackey conversation at UC Berkeley on Tuesday. It's somewhat naive, but it's fun to watch the participants develop their personal food awareness.
These are, for the most part, politically hip people.
But they're not necessarily culinarily hip people.
Overall, they're not food-politics people.
Well, maybe that's not odd. We're the vanguard over here, in the food blogosphere, even if we don't all think of ourselves as political.
But, you know? Eating is political.
But maybe not learning fast enough.
The presidential candidates, without enough discussion from knowledgeable food activists, are going to go into Iowa and campaign on "corn-ethanol-fuel."
GMO and subsidies. No thanks.
They know nothing.
We must do much more here, friends.
Posted by cookiecrumb at 7:04 PM