Washington Post: America Must Declare War on Food

There are some people who wake up every morning wondering how they can make America more like the USSR. There are newspapers who print the ravings of lunatics whose big goal in life is to control all human activity.

The Washington Post is one of those newspapers. Despite one of the authors of this screed being a New York Times food critic, it wouldn’t even touch this with a ten-foot fork.

Yet we have no food policy — no plan or agreed-upon principles — for managing American agriculture or the food system as a whole.

Because we’re not the Soviet Union. Our food policy is we grow it and eat it. People like this want us to starve by government mandate instead.

The food system and the diet it’s created have caused incalculable damage to the health of our people and our land, water and air. If a foreign power were to do such harm, we’d regard it as a threat to national security, if not an act of war, and the government would formulate a comprehensive plan and marshal resources to combat it.

Sure, let’s declare war on food. We can start bombing wheatfields and machine gunning cows.