An Open Letter to the Farmer in Chief

Highly recommended: “Dear Mr. Next Presi­dent,” an excellent review of the need to transition to local and organic ­agriculture, written by Michael Pollan, which ­appeared in the Oct. 12, 2008 issue of the New York Times Magazine.

Pollan’s piece is long but incisive, a well-informed appraisal of climate change and food security challenges. You can find it at: or

Editor’s note: Pollan is shown on the cover of this issue of Cooperative Grocer with City Market’s manager Clem Nilan.

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