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Comments on U.S. Food Policy: Secretary Schafer





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Ashley,Thanks for checking out the US Food Policy ...

2008-05-15T15:10:00.000-04:00

Ashley,

Thanks for checking out the US Food Policy blog. Which program will you be entering in the fall? Most of the questions did not focus on the issues you mentioned--I think they were geared more towards policy issues that are high on the Sec'y Schafer's radar and in the media, relating to food prices, biofuels, obesity and the farm bill.

The closest to what you've mentioned were - there was a question from a student about the intensity of resources used in CAFOs. And in answer to another question about obesity, the Secretary came close to using the term "food deserts," referring to access to healthy, affordable food in urban environments, which he claimed he did not have the answer to and that these answers were far off in the future.
Thanks for the question and see you in the fall!



I am attending the Friedman School in the fall. We...

2008-05-03T01:54:00.000-04:00

I am attending the Friedman School in the fall. Were their any comments of questions from the students about sustainable gardening or agriculture, community aupported agriculture, food coops or locavores?