I just recently read journalist Michael Pollan’s memo to the next President (it’s really long but worth the read). After reading it, I think there needs to be a food czar– just like the drug czar– only this position would likely be a lot more effective. This person would help direct food policy and oversee both the compromised and castrated FDA and USDA.
Michael Pollan probably knows more about food policy than any other American after researching his two excellent books The Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food, so he is the obvious choice for food czar. I’d like to hear what others think and who they would like to see as food czar or members of the food czar’s staff.
That said, I have a couple of quibbles about his memo in the NY Times magazine.