Best of 2014 from FAFDL.org and REALFOOD.org

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Writings on GMOs so thoroughly dominated the food conversation this year, I’ve broken GMO related writing out in a separate collection. These are ranked by popularity from most to least.

1. American in Cars Eating Badly
It’s wonderful to see some people scratch cooking more, but we need better convenience and fast food. Stat!

2. Americans in Cars, Eating Badly: Scale and Scope
The Food Movement does well when it addresses the scope of a problem. It doesn’t grapple so well issues of scale.

3. Conspicuous in Their Absence. Pesticides and Environmental Impacts.
Compared to land and water use; the impacts of carbon and methane emissions, reactive nitrogen, excess phosphorus, and deforestation; pesticides barely rate when serious ag ecologist look at the major impacts of food production.

4. On Getting Near The Center of the Bullseye On The First Try
On focusing your research to avoid confirmation bias and needless anchoring effects, while separating the signal from the noise deftly.

5. Why I’d Rather Be a Team Big Dissident, Than a Team Small Cheerleader
The Willie Sutton theory of food system reform.

6. Chefs, Breeders, and Dogstown and Z-Boys
I’m all for the sublime, but I’d like to see us push that rock up the hill too.

7. Do Food Hubs Warrant a Federal Subsidy?
I love the idea of food hubs. I just can’t see a market failure that would necessitate a helping hand from the Feds. If they are commercially viable, where are the investors?

8. Thoughts on Food Banks Refusing Unhealthy Donations
Organizations have the right set their own standards and define the service they are providing.

9. Organic Farmers Face Their Own Version of Baumol’s Disease
There are structural reasons why organic will always be more expensive.

10. Reservations on Subway Workers Organizing
When a union spreads itself to thin without a strategic plan, they aren’t doing workers any favors.

Honorable mentions (I like these posts, even if no one else did.)
Incentivizing Work in SNAP with Vegetables
Tricks Are For Kids: Manipulative Marketing, Pester Power, Michelle
Series: Saving the World with Oats

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