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.
Herbert J. Gans is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology Emeritus and the author of a dozen books, the latest being Imagining America in 2033, Univ. of Michigan Press 2008.