Archives for “industrial food”
This is a really wonderful development. The ingredients are listed on the front, in large type! Oh, joy! I will stick with coconut bliss, being already on the diabetes train and all. But I think I could feel good about giving this to my kids. P.S. Apparently I lied about that last one being… uh, [...]
My (grown) son has been biking to school up a big hill. The last part of his trip is an 8% grade (if I calculated right), for about a mile. He used to walk part of the way. Then one day he announced to us that his bike might need a tune-up, because he can’t [...]
The other day I was talking to a lady I know who grows a lot of her own food and promotes gardening and natural healing. She eats a generally raw-food diet. She’s a inspiration, really. But I discovered that day that she also sometimes eats giant cookies made of white flour, sugar, and who knows [...]
Bread and carbs. For all my natural food ideas, my dedication to eating Michael-Pollan-style—”Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”—I am a pariah. Obviously, vegetarians think I’m Doing A Terrible Thing by eating meat. That, I’m used to. But to have the carnivores think I’m a traitor, too—that’s just too much.
Papa and I had a conversation this week about what to serve for a birthday party. Is white flour and sugar ok if it’s “organic”? Does it even matter whether it’s organic or not? Should we spring for a $20 store-bought white cake, or buy a cake mix for 99 cents? Is there any point [...]
After a week in bed with the flu, I crawled on my bike and hauled myself to Safeway, thinking, as usual, that I might find food there. Hungry, tired, and wheezing, I pressed my way past a deli case full of white flour and sugar, and … Well, the grocery store can be really depressing, [...]
We live in a strange world. Other animals look around and sniff, exploring to see what’s good to eat. Humans read. We read packages, recipes, magazine articles, and books to tell us what to eat. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could eat more like the other creatures, by listening to our bodies and following [...]
Would your grandmother recognize the food you eat? In In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto, Michael Pollan takes a look at what’s happened to America’s food in the past 100 years, and provides a clear explanation of industrial food, where it came from, and what we need to do about it.