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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Essential Estrogen: Grassley takes time to discuss Time

Excerpted from this post at Essential Estrogen

You might think that between health care reform, banking regulation
reform, possible cap-and-trade legislation and tweeting that U.S. Sen.
Chuck Grassley's dance card is filled. Well, think again. A press
release sent out tonight by his office provides the prepared text of a
floor statement offered today in which Grassley takes on a Time
Magazine cover article on sustainable agriculture and "cheap food." In
the title of the speech Grassley gets to the heart of the matter,
describing the article as "skewed." ... While I do not 100 percent
agree with Grassley's assessment of Walsh's report, I do agree with
quite a bit of it. There continues to be a disconnect between
consumers and producers of food. That is, a lot of light has been
shown on certain agricultural practices that seem unnecessarily cruel
to those who don't understand why they are done.

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