Saturday, March 19, 2005

Reading U.S. Food Policy

Rebecca Blood found the GAO report on mad cow disease interesting. Sarpy Sam, a Montana rancher whose weblog I read, sent this article further explaining the interactions between the U.S. decision about Canadian beef imports and Japan's decision about the U.S. beef trade. According to the article, U.S. vigilance about Canadian beef imports may paradoxically make Japanese consumer groups even more nervous, by raising concerns about the North American beef supply more generally. Sarpy Sam must have guessed that I needed help explaining the matter, because I described it simply as a "complex calculation." The Oregonian newspaper included U.S. Food Policy in a roundup of food related weblogs. And the Public Health Advocacy Institute's weblog has been following our coverage of state-level anti-obesity initiatives.

No comments: