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This was the opening paragraph of an e-mail I got,

 

“Whether you have found a chef that speaks to your soul or want to learn more about organic agriculture, Twitter has proven to be a powerful platform for those looking to get involved in the food movement. From the comfort of your home, you can instantly connect with farmers, chefs, researchers, activists, and policymakers around the world working to improve our global food system.”

This is what is wrong with the “food movement” It is all about emotion and not enough about science and economics. While I admit there is an emotional component to food, it is much more than that. Especially if you are talking world food supply.

Let’s get real and practical about producing and distributing food. This kind of muddle headed rhetoric does nothing to address the real concerns of agriculture.