An issue that has been strangely missing from the Presidential debates and the mainstream/lamestream/upstream/downstream news media is food. We’ve heard little about the farm bill and what happened to FSMA? Protecting agriculture and delivering safe food safely to consumers lost out to Obamacare, paying down the national debt and hollow sounding rhetoric about creating jobs.

All those issues are important, of course, and deserve good, rational debate which is another thing that’s missing in so many instances today. “Rational,” always a rarity in political discourse, was swept away early and like most of the flotsam swept to sea by Hurricane Sandy, probably will never be seen again. As we get closer to November 6, the tide of incredibly unbelievable claims and counter claims about every issue by both parties will insure “rational’ will sink deeper than the Titanic.