Baylen Linnekin on the State of Food Policy


Credit: Library of Congress

From the USDA's ridiculous expansion of the National School Lunch Program to the FDA's move to ban trans fats, this year's developments in the area of food policy have been downright terrifying so far. As Baylen Linnekin recently observed here at, "February 2014 may go down as the worst month for food freedom since the New Deal era."

While Linnekin stands by that claim, he also knows a little perspective is always useful. To that end, he asked a handful of experts to explain what they each see as the most interesting food-policy development so far this year—for better or worse. Their answers range from heritage hog bans to the "sriracha apocalypse."