Our food system and the candidates
February 3, 2008
The field is narrowing in the presidential race. It’s time to take a hard look at what the individual candidates are all about.
When it comes to the big three – the economy, the war, and immigration, there’s plenty of information and comparative studies out there. Things get more than a little sketchy, however, when it comes to issues of food and food safety.
It’s not that we haven’t tried. We’ve dug, we’ve written, we’ve called, and except for ex-candidate, John Edwards (see John Edwards: Protecting America’s Food), we’ve been hard pressed to find any substantive policy position(s) about our food put forth by the remaining candidates.
Maybe we should be looking at it another way. Instead of asking the candidates for their current position or what they would do, maybe we should look at what they’ve done so far. As Dr. Phil would say, “History is the best predictor of future performance.”
Take a minute and read the following letter posted by fellow blogger, and self-proclaimed, small holding farmer, Henwhisperer, entitled Before You Vote for Hillary Clinton Read This.
Then ask yourself, “Is this the change we really need?” Or is Hillary just America’s new definition for insanity*?
*Insanity – doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.