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OPINION
April 27, 2004
"Still on Catastrophe's Edge" (Commentary, April 26) ended with the comment that "a clear road map for nuclear disarmament should be established." The road map is in Article VI of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. It calls for an end to the nuclear arms race, nuclear disarmament and general and complete disarmament "under strict and effective international control." President Kennedy presented the American-Soviet (McCloy-Zorin) program to achieve that goal in his address to the United Nations on Sept.
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OPINION
May 1, 2004
In "A Flood of U.S. Corn Rips at Mexico" (Commentary, April 23), Michael Pollan blames American farmers for destroying the viability of Mexico's corn industry. But the Mexican agriculture sector is thriving. The central premise of his article is wrong. The U.S. sells mostly yellow corn that goes into animal feed for Mexico's beef, pork and poultry production. Corn produced by Mexican farmers is mostly white corn for human consumption. The small amount of U.S.-produced white corn sold to Mexico for human consumption offsets production deficits due to unrealized production, droughts or other factors.
HEALTH
November 3, 2008 | Karen Ravn, Ravn is a freelance writer.
Prices are way down on the stock market and way up at the grocery store. Just thinking about it could make you lose your appetite -- or, alternatively, give you a serious craving for some comfort food. Indeed, as the economy flags, sags and drags, there's talk that it could affect the way people eat, and even how much they weigh. You might imagine that high food prices could put the nation on a diet as people, strapped for cash, tighten their belts and eat less. Forget that idea.
NEWS
June 14, 2012 | By Alexandra Le Tellier
The controversial 2012 farm bill has sparked several debates among opinionators in the last week, all in the hopes of having their message heard as the bill's amendments " drag on" in the Senate. The proposed bipartisan bill, which NPR's Scott Neuman describes as "an all-encompassing piece of legislation comprising everything from farm subsidies and crop insurance -- which have an indirect impact on food prices -- to energy, forestry, food stamps and school lunches," would cut close to $24 billion from the program over the next 10 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1997 | From Associated Press
An article about opium poppies got Harper's magazine banned from a federal prison in Florida. The high-toned literary magazine's April cover story, "Opium, Made Easy," chronicles author Michael Pollan's passage from innocent gardener to potential felon last summer as he learned how easily opium could be made from poppies growing in his yard.
FOOD
August 16, 2006 | Regina Schrambling, Special to The Times
SUMMER is supposed to be the mindless season, with nothing deeper to contemplate than the instant gratification of barbecues and ice cream. But something is different this year. America is getting serious about eating.
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