The absence of comprehensive dental care exacts a toll on millions of Americans in terms of poor health, pain and the social stigma associated with bad teeth.
Most small farms have to follow the same rules as big corporate ones. In Maine, flexible food ordinances have increased the number of small farmers.
Helen Redmond is an independent journalist. She writes opinion for Al Jazeera English and writes about health care and the war on drugs for Socialistworker.org and the International Socialist Review.