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The Food Issue

Michael Pollan, author of the very well-written The Omnivore's Dilemna, has penned a timely and flat-out brilliant op-ed for the NYT. Though a tad long-ish, the whole thing is well worth reading.

This, in brief, is the bad news: the food and agriculture …

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NYT on Organic Wal-Mart

The NYT has an excellent article on new organic trends at Wal-Mart and the economic impact. The entire article is worth reading, but here's my favorite nugget:

Wal-Mart will buy its organic food from whichever producers can produce it most cheaply, and …

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The price of flour...

DeLong's analysis starts with the fact that in 1500 the average family lived not far above subsistence. They could do little more than feed themselves with their labor--DeLong estimates that three-fourths of what the medieval economy produced was foodstuffs …

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