Digest – Blogs: Cali drought, Rebecca takes on “Judy,” Dear Mom-in-Chief
Canary in the empty reservoir: How the nation responds to the drought in California will offer us a template of how to respond to global climate change, opine former Calif. AgSec Richard Rominger and Roots of Change President Michael R. Dimock. (San Francisco Chronicle)
Not all they're cracked up to be: Rebecca Thistlewait of TLC Ranch near Santa Cruz calls bullshit on brand-name faux-farm eggs. (Honest Meat)
The buck stops here: The Ethicurean's Debra Eschmeyer writes an open letter to Michelle Obama, asking her to help change the policy that spends just $1 per meal to feed kids in U.S. public schools. (Civil Eats)
Growing optimism: Eloquent rural essayist Verlyn Klinkenborg finds hope in the USDA's Census of Agriculture numbers. (NY Times)
Maybe it's because any real food beats all fake food?: A look at ten health paradoxes from food cultures around the world that perplex nutritionists, including the Masai, who eat 3,000 calories per day of full fat milk and cream, large amounts of beef, and blood from their cattle yet have extremely low blood cholesterol levels and almost no arterial plaques. So why then do Albanians get props for eating few meat, and milk products? (HealthAssist)
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