Friday, June 1, 2012

the California perspective

Excellent Forum show on the Farm Bill today.

This would be a great introduction for those who are just getting tuned in to the issues - but even food system groupies like me learned something.  The whole idea that the battles around how government funds are invested in agriculture are regional more than partisan really needs to be driven home.   Michael Dimmock's almost cheerleading for California agriculture also helps people see just how complex the issues are.

The anti-Monsanto hyperbole from the one caller was unfortunate.   They are bad enough - no need to exaggerate, but there is a need to be specific.  

The other disappointment I had was that no one picked up on the question, for which the host primed the pump, of who is doing and funding the lobbying.  

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