Monday, February 2, 2009

White House Farmer

Huber nominated to be White House farmer
By Diane Urbani de la PazPeninsula Daily News

SEQUIM -- Nash Huber, the Dungeness Valley organic-farming pioneer, has been nominated to become the nation's first White House farmer.

At, an election is under way for the man or woman who would turn 5 acres of south-facing White House lawn into an organic fruit and vegetable garden -- and set a crisp, leafy example for the country.

Huber, the 67-year-old owner of Nash's Organic Produce, is one of more than 100 nominees nationwide.

The idea for the position sprang from Michael Pollan, author of In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto and The Omnivore's Dilemma.Believing the country hungry for real nourishment, Pollan penned a memo to the presidential candidates last October and published it in the New York Times Magazine.

He called for a collaborator for the White House chef, a grower who could show the American people how fresh, chemical-free, delicious food can come straight from backyard garden to kitchen. Read More

Pollan is using his un-earned influence to push our society into an agricultural system that will cause starvation across the planet. His ideas sound wonderful on the surface, but impractical for feeding the world. Suggesting that we can return agriculture to 19th century technology will not work.

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