Celebrity chefs and the farm bill

The U.S. Senate is considering the new farm bill, and a group of celebrity chefs is calling on Congress to cut subsidies to farmers and use the money instead for conservation and healthy food programs.

The Environmental Working Group, a critic of U.S. ag policy, coordinated the letter that the chefs wrote to Congress in which the policy change was requested.

People who agree with the chefs will say they’re concerned citizens responsibly expressing their professional judgment. People who disagree with the chefs will say they’re elitist publicity seekers with limited knowledge of the issues.

I’m not smart or wise enough to ascertain why the chefs got involved. You’ll have to do that on your own.

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