Sam Smith Reading Michelle Obama’s rant about Trump dismantling her dietary prescriptions for millions of school children, it suddenly dawned me that she might have contributed significantly to her target’s election as president. Michelle Obama’s plan was not about goals or education but about rules, the failure to follow which could result in a loss … Continue reading Did Michelle Obama help Trump win?
Sam Smith - As I was watching The Hundred Foot Journey, a mixture of charming acting and what Alonso Duralde called in the Wrap, a "slumgullion of food porn," I remembered standing in line with my sandwich and brownie at the Wild Oaks Bakery & Cafe in Brunswick, ME, as an extraordinarily picky customer ahead … Continue reading Foodies as a substitute for democracy
Sam Smith -Having been involved in farming on and off much of my life, I was stunned to hear on CSPAN radio the justices of the Supreme Court speaking of soy beans as though they were a product of Monsanto. At least that's how it sounded. To be sure, Monsanto had fired a gene gun … Continue reading In the beginning Monsanto patented the earth
Sam Smith One reason why I reacted negatively to the Michelle Obama encouraged federal limit on calories for school lunches is because I’ve been dealing with the issue of kids and food a long time, having been on the board of a Maine alternative agriculture center. We have hundreds of children who come to a … Continue reading Food and kids
Sam Smith, 2000 - In the time before the walls of the capital were irrevocably breached by the bagel boosters of Manhattan, the technocratic terrorists of the Harvard Business School, and the hubristic hordes of Yale Law, Washingtonians often spoke of things other than work, power, and food. Restraint on the latter topic was immeasurably … Continue reading Eats