It's an interesting site. And while I do not consider myself a libertarian as such, I do agree sometimes with some of the positions taken by some of the people who do call themselves "Libertarian." So I looked at the site with some care. And since I'm always curious about where a group's funding comes from, I looked at the bit about the group fighting hog waste (that CCF opposes) with some care.
But then, when I looked to see where the Center for Consumer Freedom had listed its own contributors, I couldn't find it. Hmmm. Maybe I just missed it.
One thing struck me as particularly curious: Regarding their coverage of food being served in schools, I would think that professional chefs would be the last people to gear up to protect substituting MacDonald or other fast food for the school cafeteria. These people are computerizing and mechanizing your jobs, not making more of them, as well as delivering food of questionable nutrition to our young for lunch everyday. When we talk of "choice" let's remember that school children who are confined to campus have no choice beyond what is on the premises unless they bring food from home.
When I was in school (oh years and years ago), public school systems, colleges, hospitals, etc. each administered its own cafeteria. As a site with so many chefs on it, I would think Cheftalk members would favor a return to such a system in which nutritious meals were prepared for our childrens' meals in lieu of the "ARA" or "McDonald" - type corporate *** that is being fed to our children these days. I would like to amend that statement by pointing out that the "Best" schools still do have their internally controlled cafeterias with food prepared on the spot. [For "best" read "schools where the rich send their kids."]
I'm not a professional cook, but were I one, I would hope to see many professional opportunities out there for cooks and nutritionists rather than than a corporatized system of feeding schoolchildren lunches of what is surely all too often substandard nutrition.
" ...but in the spirit of 'stop, think, there must be a harder way, 'I figured starting from scratch might be more gratifying.'' (Judy Rodgers)