LFTB posts worth reading from the last few days:
- Iowa governor Terry Branstad, who has called for a Congressional probe of the “smear campaign” against LFTB, sends a letter to fellow governors seeking support and urges Iowa schools to continue to use groundbeef with the filler.
- But some in Iowa are “queasy” at his attempt to “muzzle” food advocates.
- NYSHEPA’s Nancy Huehnergarth discusses lack of transparency in the food industry and analyzes why consumers are so angry.
- Wall Street Journal‘s Market Watch opines: no matter what the beef industry does or says, maybe people just don’t want to eat this stuff.
- Mark Bittman tries to draw larger implications from the LFTB controversy, as does David Katz, director of the Yale Research Center.
- Bri of Red, Round or Green worries about the hostile tone of most LFTB discourse. (But my warning to commenters yesterday seems to have had a beneficial effect on this blog. Thanks to all for that.)
- And if you haven’t seen it yet, do check out Stephen Colbert’s riff on LFTB – and its nakedly political defense by the “Beefstate Governors.”
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