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Bush goes dark green, endorses local food

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bush-bike.jpgGeorge W. Bush — dark green? I kid you not. Here’s what he said in his press conference today:

One thing I think that would be — I know would be very creative policy is if we — is if we would buy food from local farmers as a way to help deal with scarcity, but also as a way to put in place an infrastructure so that nations can be self-sustaining and self-supporting. It’s a proposal I put forth that Congress hasn’t responded to yet, and I sincerely hope they do.

I have no idea what he’s talking about — what proposal did he put forward to Congress about local food? But I’m sure the 100-Mile Diet folks are on the phone with the White House right now.

What’s next for Bush — composting?

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6 Responses to Bush goes dark green, endorses local food

  1. hapa says:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/29/washington/29food.html

    The administration has urged Congress to use the farm bill, which is in House-Senate talks, to allow up to 25 percent of United States food aid to be bought from local or regional providers. In 2007, the United States donated more than 1.5 million metric tons of food, valued at $1.2 billion.

    The Senate proposed a much more modest pilot program to buy up to $25 million in food for donation from producers overseas. Farm bill negotiators continued to debate that on Monday.

    there has to be another shoe to drop here. it’s hard to believe the ethanol-in-chief would dump a farm subsidy in an election year without having another equally cozy target in mind for the money. or maybe it’s in the nice-talk-never-happen column.

  2. Sorghum Crow says:

    And I suppose next Bush’ll turn the rose garden into a vegetable garden?

  3. A Siegel says:

    Wonderful catch.

    Wonder if George composts his coffee grounds?

    Do you think George even knows what a 100-mile diet is? That is, other than the number of pretzels he can eat through 100 miles of bike-riding?

  4. hapa says:

    oh look at what the local farmers are sposta grow.

    The Bush administration has slipped a controversial ingredient into the $770 million aid package it recently proposed to ease the world food crisis, adding language that would promote the use of genetically modified crops in food-deprived countries.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-food-crops_14may14,0,7229990.story

  5. boya says:

    there has to be another shoe to drop here.

  6. komik says:

    Wonderful catch.