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Appearing on FoodChain Radio at Noon Today

I will be joining Michael Olson of MetroFarm.com on his FoodChain radio show today at noon.  The program is syndicated nationwide –  details on local airings are in his release reposted here.    Should be lots of fun – except for USDA bureaucrats. Food Chain Radio Show #1087 Michael Olson, Author & Urban Farming Agriculturalist Drain the […]

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FFF: Supreme Demolition for the Raisin Racket

From the Future of Freedom Foundation – Supreme Demolition for the Raisin Racket by James Bovard The December 2013 Future of Freedom contained my article “A Supreme Rebuff for USDA’s Ruinous Raisin Regime.” The legal case surrounding that controversy kept percolating in the courts for another 18 months. The Obama administration won a big victory […]

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USA TODAY: Budget Bill Leaves No Boondoggle Behind

USA TODAY, December 17, 2015 BUDGET BILL LEAVES NO BOONDOGGLE BEHIND by James Bovard Republican congressional leaders are like a football coach who believes the secret to winning is to punt early and often. House Speaker Paul Ryan and others are claiming victory over the 2,000-plus page appropriations bill, but this is a “no boondoggle left […]

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The Ravages of Bad Federal Dietary Advice

Horrendously-misguided federal dietary advice may have played a key role in one of the biggest public health disasters in recent American history. The federal government is in the process of revising in its dietary guidelines.  The Washington Post recently had a long piece on how the anti-whole milk  bias in prior federal guidelines helped spur an […]

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Hunger Coalition Attacks my USA Today Hunger Piece

My USA Today oped on “Washington’s Latest Hunger Charade”  is being reprinted in newspapers around the nation. It popped up in a few places in New Jersey and spurred the response below from the director of the New Jersey Anti-Hunger Coalition. This anti-hunger activist laments that “USDA found that some 17 million people across the […]

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USA TODAY: Washington’s Latest Hunger Charade

USA TODAY, September 9, 2015 Washington’s latest hunger charade by James Bovard  USDA plays games with definitions to create fraudulent scare. ‘Food insecure’ is the new hungry. The Agriculture Department announced this morning that 48 million Americans lived in “food insecure” households in 2014.” Soon you’ll hear we’re suffering an epidemic of hunger. While the federal government […]

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USA TODAY: Abolish the Sugar Program

USA TODAY, August 12, 2015 Rubio’s sweet but wasted bravery by James Bovard Fighting to kill jobs won’t win election America would be more prosperous if not a single sugar beet or sugar cane were grown anywhere in the United States because bankrolling sugar production in Florida makes as little sense as growing bananas in […]

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