Tag: farm bill

Farmwashing Fast Food

| March 1, 2012 | 4 Comments
Farmwashing Fast Food




We live in interesting times when one of the most popular commercials of the awards season addresses agriculture. Along with my parents (who are farmers), I think that my grandparents (who were/are farmers), my great grandparents (also farmers), and so on (still farmers), would be surprised to know that Chipotle’s Fisher-Price-esque pastoral “Back to the […]

Continue Reading

TidBit of the Day: Salad vs. Big Mac

| November 29, 2010 | 0 Comments
TidBit of the Day: Salad vs. Big Mac




Wonder why a salad costs more than a Big Mac? Check this out. Source: Good Medicine In a time of budget cuts, why does so much go towards subsidizing fast food? It’s tough…on the one hand, there are real farmers who cannot escape this subsidy racket and have to make a living; on the other […]

Continue Reading

Happily Ever Laughter

| August 12, 2009 | 1 Comment
Happily Ever Laughter




Unintended consequences are just that – unintended.  Sometimes the best intentions lead to adverse results. For example, the U.S. market-oriented agricultural system seems to be a natural result of Keynesian economy…let those who can compete compete and the weak will simply fall by the wayside…or is it a perpetuation of elite dominance? Let’s look at […]

Continue Reading