Conserving Food

The American Conservative isn’t my publication of choice, but the June 30 issue has two great pieces. First, Rod Dreher, author of Crunchy Cons (a book about conservatives whose behavior doesn’t necessarily fit with today’s GOP), interviews Michael by CaptPiper (via Creative Commons)

Second, there’s an intriguing look at how a conservative (or even reactionary) idea–returning to our traditional foodways culture–has become associated with liberals.

The Local Foods Research Project offers an insightful analysis of the piece. To which, I’d add that the article parallels my thought that preventing food waste is an issue that people of all countries, creeds, and, yes, political persuasions can support.

From my experience, the issue of food waste attracts more attention from the left than from the right. Why do you suppose that is? Because, when you get down to it, what’s more conservative than conserving food?

In other words, it’s a broad tent here at Wasted Food. Come on in!

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