Know your farmer, know your food? Oh no, you don't, says Virginia Foxx. Photo: Rep. Virginia FoxxCross-posted from Mother Jones. In my post on the House Republicans' recent assault on progressive ag policy, I mentioned the move to shut down the USDA's Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food initiative. The sponsor of the amendment that did the dirty deed is Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) -- who, it turns out, represents my district in Congress. This is the sort of thing she gets up to when she's not defending children from the scourge of gay marriage, or lashing out at undocumented workers (who, incidentally, form …
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Tom Philpott was previously Grist's food writer. He now writes for Mother Jones.