Digest – Commentary: Eating local gains political clout, food prices, corn crisis

Locavore motion: "The buy local train is leaving the station, and it’s time for USDA to hear the whistle and get on board," says Vermont Senator Ginny Lyons in this op-ed. (Times Argus Online)

Robbing the poor to sell to the poor: An economics lesson from Tom Philpott on what rising food prices mean for low-income Americans, including workers like those to whom Burger King refused to pay an extra penny a pound. (Grist)

Grain Man: George Naylor — the corn farmer featured in "The Omnivore’s Dilemma" — writes about whether corn is leading us toward ecological disaster. (AlterNet)

It’s raining frogs: Why the Agricultural Disaster Assistance Trust Fund in the Farm Bill is bad news. (Spoiler: Because similar payments have encouraged the expansion of cropland onto marginal land.) (Gristmill)


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