Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Bittman Talks Sense on Food

Mark Bittman's book How to Cook Everything is somewhat indispensable. I was pleased to see his piece in the Times today about a simple solution to eating problems: tax nasty food and subsidize nice food.

Right now it’s harder for many people to buy fruit than Froot Loops; chips and Coke are a common breakfast. And since the rate of diabetes continues to soar — one-third of all Americans either have diabetes or are pre-diabetic, most with Type 2 diabetes, the kind associated with bad eating habits — and because our health care bills are on the verge of becoming truly insurmountable, this is urgent for economic sanity as well as national health.

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