Backyard Birdseed

My colleague Susan Stiger did a nice job in this morning’s newspaper of connecting the dots between global food and local bird food:

Don’t believe everything is connected? At the moment, gasoline prices, Burmese cooking oil and potato chips are ruffling the feathers on your backyard birds.

This is a good example of an effective way of coming at an issue orthogonally to help people to think about it. It would not suffice as the only story about the linkage between global and local food, but it’s an excellent adjunct to Susan’s other work on the subject.