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  • Six Degrees of Everything Obama Eats

    Food advocates are beginning to imagine just how much influence a food-focused Obama could have when he takes office: A chef who cooks local and organic food and picks some of it from a presidential garden could change things faster than any cabinet appointment, [Gourmet [...]

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  • Meet Your New Ag Secretary

    Updated 12/19 And it’s … Tom Vilsack. The New York Times reported on it this morning and, conspicuously, their article mentions very little about his stance on food. Instead, the piece focuses on how Vilsack shares President-Elect Obama’s dedication to renewable energy and biofuel technology. [...]

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  • Department of Food? What’s in a name?

    You just can’t escape it – the importance of food is a subject on everyone’s lips. On Wednesday, in the New York Times, native-son (he’s from Yamhill!) Nicholas Kristoff railed against the status-quo at the USDA. In anticipation of Obama’s upcoming Secretary of Agriculture announcement, [...]

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