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Department of food

(article, Culinate staff)

Oregonian associate editor and sometimes-restaurant-reviewer David Sarasohn argues for a  new Cabinet-level position — for food. 

bq.Maybe it's time to carve food policy out of the Department of Agriculture, which is understandably focused on farming and rural issues. Just as education and transportation got their own departments when they became major federal concerns, food is grabbing more and more federal focus, and we need to manage it better.

Is it just us, or does this strike you as a brilliant idea? Can we nominate Michael Pollan?