Food Politics Roundup

We're on the quinoa bandwagon as part of our fitness routine and we love it as a nice change-up in a salad or with morning granola, but The New York Times suggests that we may be ruining things for the Bolivians.

Water is a hot topic right now, mainly as it relates to clean drinking water—or the possible lack thereof—in Africa and Japan, of course. Closer to home, on The Huffington Post writer Paula Crossfield details the difficulties the Environmental Protection Agency has faced in trying to stop farms from polluting waterways. She starts out the conversation with admirable pluck, writing, "This is a story about crap—literally, tons of it."

Grown In The City reports on the free-spirited Maine town that declares independence from the FDA. if it involves better cheese, this is one secession movement we'll co-sign on.