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Let Them Eat Health Food

Michael Pollan, Alice Waters, and higher food prices.

Edit: article and spin from james_nicoll. Counterspin.

Summary: food prices are rising on conventional grains and things made from them, which is almost everything, especially everything junky. Organic and local food prices aren't rising so much, or even falling for produce, so the named people are quoted as looking forward to people having incentives to eat in a healthier and less environmentally damaging way, though a more expensive way.

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mlc23
Apr. 2nd, 2008 10:23 pm (UTC)
As much as I am a fan of Michael Pollan I see a few problems with his argument. However, I agree that this comment from Alice Waters is really insulting:

"Urging others to eat better (and thus more expensive) food is not elitist, she said. It is simply a matter of quality versus quantity and encouraging healthier, more satisfying choices. “Make a sacrifice on the cellphone or the third pair of Nike shoes,” she said."

Obviously she doesn't know any poor people.
she_flies
Apr. 2nd, 2008 11:02 pm (UTC)
I live in a city where eating local/buying local is an undercurrent of the culture. But, that good for us food is expensive too, of course, because they are produced on small local farms or from even smaller urban co-ops.

I don't so much see the inflation thing making people eat healthier, but it may get people to eat LESS, which with the majority of Americans could be a good trend....

*shrug* Really, it just read like people on their high-horses getting a bit carried away.

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