By Michael Pollan
New York Times Magazine, October 9, 2008

Dear Mr. President-Elect,
It may surprise you to learn that among the issues that will occupy much of your time in the coming years is one you barely mentioned during the campaign: food…The health of a nation’s food system is a critical issue of national security.

In this letter to the President-Elect, journalist Michael Pollan outlines why food policy is a crucial issue for our nation, effecting everything from personal health to global climate change.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/12/magazine/12policy-t.html?_r=1&scp=4&sq=pollan&st=cse

Listen to the Podcast: Food As A National Security Issue
Terry Gross talks with Michael Pollan
Fresh Air from WHYY, October 20, 2008

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