It is official...there is an association between daily red meat consumption and dying prematurely according a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. According to my interpretation of the data, Ted Nugent actually died 40 years ago.
And earlier this week, the NYTimes published an article about the hopes of proponents of sustainable, local, organic agriculture related to the progressive White House. Although much of these aspirations are essentially pipe dreams, chefs like Alice Waters and authors such as Michael Pollen expect that new leadership can do more to take the quality of our food supply to another level. Ultimately, this change (or stasis) will be directed by Tom Vilsack, the Secretary of Agriculture. It's an interesting set of competing concepts to ponder.