A colleague of mine in Oxford last week told me about a must read, the October 12th issue of the New York Time Magazine. They did an entire issue dedicated to food issues, and from what I understand there's a very well written article on the food crisis, with reference to what the next US president will need to consider to address it. I think we may be seeing Obama embrace that role given the latest polls coming out of the States.
I just finished an experiment (yes at 2:50am), so I must go home, but I will have to leave this issue (which you can access online) for tomorrow.
And just to let you all know, Oxford University has a farm apparently. Who knew. I found out about this after the principal of Somerville College brought this to my attention last Friday. I had the privilege of representing my college at a breakfast meeting between students and faculty headed by the University Registrar, Dr. Julie Maxton. I raised the issue of food sustainability with everyone, which sparked a good conversation. I really would love to see Oxford do what Yale did (with regard to promoting organic/free-range foods in their dining halls).
For more on the Oxford University farm click here. Strange McDonald's which I despise is a sponsor. I'm going to arrange a trip to this farm very soon.
Over and out. Good night.