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King Corn [May. 1st, 2007|04:41 pm]
Lindsey Kuper

As the only actual farmer's daughter in the known universe, agriculture-related questions tend to get shunted to me. At SNDC this week, Mike jonatthebar, Roy royhuggins, and Electra eliciel asked me what the deal was with farm subsidies. I answered as well as I knew how, which wasn't very well, and because I'm bad at faking answers to things but good at ranting about things that piss me off, I ended up just sort of going off about ethanol and drainage tile and "natural" flavoring and not really answering the questions anyone asked, although maybe answering some they didn't ask.

Today, though, it occurred to me that if you really want to know something about subsidization -- and a lot of other stuff about how our food production and distribution system (mal)functions in this country -- you should see this documentary. It's got my mom's recommendation, and she would know.

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[User Picture]From: jes5199
2007-05-02 12:46 am (UTC)
There was an article in the Times Magazine about the Farm Bill that I enjoyed reading. here's a reprint
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2007-05-02 03:17 am (UTC)
Thanks, I hadn't seen that one! I dig everything I've read of Michael Pollan. Not sure if you caught this one: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-05-10 08:40 am (UTC)

Still dont hate massive agribusiness combines enough?

The lowdown on Monsatano:
http://www.thefutureoffood.com/
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[User Picture]From: gelishan
2007-05-02 12:54 am (UTC)
Now I want to hear you go off on ethanol and "natural" flavoring!
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2007-05-02 03:37 am (UTC)
Man, I have such a backlog of stuff to write about. I still have an IRC log with mattgifford about a concert that I went to two years ago that I've been keeping so that I can write about it...sometime.
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[User Picture]From: mattgifford
2007-05-02 07:26 am (UTC)
Which show was that?
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2007-05-02 07:57 am (UTC)
Wilco at the Vic with the technical difficulties where Jeff Tweedy crowd-surfed and I was holding him up.

(There. There's the story. Done!)
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[User Picture]From: mattgifford
2007-05-04 05:19 am (UTC)
This is *totally* off topic. But every time I read the title to this post, I think I'm reading Kin Corn Karn.
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