What's with the empty fridge? Well, in a few hours the Potato Non Grata and I are going on a much-anticipated vacation, first to Holland (to visit family) and then to Tunisia (to visit one of my best friends). I hope to post a few things from the road, but sporadically, as what I really need is a vacation from the Internet ... in particular the news Digest. Marc aka Mental Masala will be holding down the fort while I am gone, so those of you used to sending me your news links directly, please send them to t...@ethicurean.com and they'll find their way to Marc. I'll be back Aug. 1 and the Digest will resume its regular schedule shortly after that.
For keeping up with food-system news and commentary in case the other Ethicureans are too busy enjoying the summer to post much, I recommend bookmarking:
Lots of stuff will be happening with the Farm Bill in the next few weeks: the best way to catch the play by play is at Keith Good's excellent daily report, FarmPolicy.com. Dan Owens at the Center for Rural Affairs has also been posting terrific analyses.
Enjoy the rest of July...and keep the pressure up on your Congressional representatives about the Farm Bill!