Some tongue-in-cheek forecasts for the new year:
Mungowitz: "So, the point is, to the extent the models matter, 2% growth and Obama loses. 4% growth and Obama wins in November."
Hayibo: Capetonians praying that the destruction of the world comes before the destruction by minstrel. The horror!
M. Nestle [who is serious] is less optimistic than usual. This being an election year, don't expect major movements
on improving the food system: protecting Iowa farmers is a higher
priority. She also predicts ongoing stalling and backpeddling from
Congress, USDA, and FDA in practically every area. The lack of movement
from the government will increase grassroots pressures to get something
done ... later.