10/15/09

The Food Issue

magazine recently ran a piece by everyone's favorite food critic (pun intended) michael pollan, entitled "rules to eat by". the article was important to me because it talks a bit of smack on food marketers , a subject i gained a bachelor's degree in less than two years ago. the article brings up some good points, namely, how it is hard to trust marketers these days when froot loops are being labeled as "smart choices", an industry label indicating healthfulness.

pollan goes on to indicate how the most widely trusted opinion comes from those closest to you, your mom, your family, your friends. he asked people what their rules were for eating well in an effort to gain aphorisms for his new book "food rules: an eater's manual". here are twenty of his favorite responses.

i still haven't gotten around to reading omnivore's dilemma, and after seeing food, inc. recently, i'm a bit nervous about how depressed and dejected the book might make me. for now, i'll stick to bustling around my kitchen cooking up a head of (local) napa cabbage and drinking (organic) hot apple cider, thank you very much.

-lauren

4 comments:

Mary Casper said...
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Mary Casper said...

I miscounted, I meant rule #15 has always been one for me.

Emily said...

#16 makes me sad. i wish these had been labeled "advice" or "guides" or something besides "rules." rules generally bum me out, especially when it comes to something as personal as what we put in our mouths.

Robby Kills said...

prepare to be possibly angered and or annoyed by his thoughts on vegetarianism...

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