By Spencer Ackerman
You ever notice how bread these days — even bad bread, lackluster bread, nothing-special bread that you get in the yeast mausoleum that is the supermarket bread aisle — doesn’t fit into the unforgiving, unyielding slots in the toaster? Increasingly I find myself with no recourse but to shove my bread in the toaster standing up, leaving me with about a fourth of my toast untoasted. It’s up to government to fix this.
Secretary Vilsack: I know you want to heed Michael Pollan’s call to act as the secretary of food, not merely secretary of agriculture. We need a bread summit. We need standardization. We need enforcement. Only the USDA can save us from our breakfastime scourge. It’s time for action.