Serious Green: Top 10 U.S. Food Policy Locations


If you're starting to feel overwhelmed by all the recent talk about food policy, local eating, and industrial farms it might be time to stop reading and just look at some photos. Over at the blog U.S. Food Policy: A Public Interest Perspective, Parker Wilde has rounded up the top ten U.S. Food Policy Destinations that are an effect of (or are affecting) current food policy in the U.S. today.

Wilde, a professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University is a food economist and teaches classes on food policy. He highlights the small farm that Michael Pollan made famous in The Omnivore's Dilemma along with the world's largest pork slaughterhouse. What makes his choices so effective is that he's paired the locations with Google Map satellite shots. Actually getting to see these different locations is what makes an impact.

Be sure to check out the comments, where others have contributed their own top locations, such as a cattle feedlot with 100,000 cows. I'd add a neighborhood with no access to fresh produce, the small farm where I worked in college, and the new White House garden as signposts of U.S. food policy today and a hope for the future of US food policy tomorrow. What would your top locations be?