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(article, Culinate staff)

On her What to Eat blog, Marion Nestle answers the question, "What does the U.S. election of either Obama or McCain mean for food and health policy?" She encourages all eligible voters to get the heck out and vote today with forks in mind, and offers this nugget: 

bq. As for food policy, the big question is who is appointed to lead the USDA. Historically, the USDA has promoted the interests of agribusiness. It still does, but the agency is now also responsible for everything connected to food policy: farm subsidies, land use, organic standards, international food trade, food assistance to low-income families, and dietary advice to the public . . . Maybe we will get lucky.