This USDA press release outlines recent efforts to offer more support to the local food movement.

Meanwhile, this piece explains the importance of restaurants for cities.

Lastly, this article reports that, apparently, people prefer electrical shocks to being alone with their thoughts.


  1. from the article on electric shocks “…but 83% said they’d spent zero time just thinking. ” Indeed. Who does that? What a waste of time. I mean, it sort of presupposes that it works, thinking. Not necessarily true. Sometimes the more I think about things the more confused I become. Not even sure the brain is working that well anymore. Not sure it ever did:

    “Are we mad? In his book Back To Sanity, the Leeds Metropolitan University psychologist Steve Taylor answers: yes.”

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