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    food-system impact statements
    Here's an interesting idea, from Michael Pollan's latest:

    ...we need to recognize the value of farmland to our national security and require real-estate developers to do “food-system impact statements” before development begins.

    That's a very interesting idea. It would keep suburbs from sprawling over their food sources; it would keep farmland close to where people live. It would mean you can't go around whining that you can't buy local because no food is grown locally.

    Or at least, it could be a start.

    Read the rest: it's an open letter to the next president about how rejiggering our food system will fix many of the problems we're facing in energy, security, and public health. (Optimistic? Yeah, probably.)
    To food by Beth on 2008-11-01.