Food Politics: Jan. 26, 2011

Domestic Food Politics: SURPRISE: GOP farm cuts target organic, avoids big ag subsidies (Philip Brasher at The Des Moines Register) The grain and cotton growers that dominate U.S. farm subsidies came out unscathed in the first proposal from some of the most conservative House Republicans to cut spending. Instead, the Republican Study Committee targeted spending …

Fat Hatred in the New Yorker

[TW for fat hatred] I love the New Yorker articles that Atul Gawande writes.  I love them so much and was so affected by his one on hospice care last year that I wrote a post about it, pointing people to his work.  So, last week, when I saw that there was a new Gawande …

Texas’ Budget Woes: Jan. 26, 2011

How to contact the people who were elected to represent you: Here’s the website that helps you find all the people who represent you on the both the federal and state levels. It gives you their names, websites, mailing addresses, and phone numbers. Do it today.  Even if you think they won’t care about your …