When I popped by one of my favorite bloggers yesterday, I was delighted to read more on my current favorite subject/obsession: who will be our next Secretary of Agriculture. If you've received an email from me in the past month, you know - by virtue of my eco-post script - that I'm gunning for Michael Pollan for that particular Cabinet position. Well, maybe not him actually but the idea of what he represents.
Turns out Michael Pollan and his buddies Alice Waters, Bill McKibben and Wendell Berry (along with a list of who's who in the sustainable food movement) have beaten me to the punch. Go figure. These local food giants have put together a compelling petition urging President-Elect Obama to take a bold step toward developing an agricultural system that preserves rural lands, operates in harmony with nature and improves our collective health and well being.
Please read and sign the petition and be heard on this critical issue.