Friday, June 24, 2011

A couple of interesting food stories to get you through the last few hours of Friday:

After two years of at-home eco-experiments, an LA Times writer takes us through what worked and what didn’t.

Benjamin Cohen talks about food adulteration and purity, and their relationship to human trust and confidence, over at The Morning News.

The battle over crop subsidies continues as the Farm Bill comes up for renewal and election day draws closer.

Speaking of which: Tom Philpott goes up against Congressional attempts to shut down the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food initiative. Philpott is my favorite food policy writer these days— always really smart and thoughtful— and I highly recommend his column on Mother Jones as a way of staying updated on the latest in US food and farming.