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Chris Forbis
10-12-2008, 07:19 PM
Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore's Dilemma had an excellent, lengthy article in this Sunday's New York Times Magazine.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/12/magazine/12policy-t.html?_r=1&ref=magazine&oref=slogin

Leo Soubbotine
10-13-2008, 10:32 AM
Thank you for posting this! Very good read indeed.

Allen Yeh
10-13-2008, 10:48 AM
That was a great article, I'd like to learn more about the subject, only in the last few months have I really really started paying attention to this subject. Very well written and it seems to me well thought out but I am admittedly not well educated in this field.

Now what chance does any of this article have of being implemented by any political figure especially since it would piss a lot of people with $$$ off?

I'm looking into a CSA now for next year.

Stephen Brown
10-13-2008, 02:28 PM
Good read, thanks for posting that.

For more, check out this vid. !7 minutes, but worth it if you enjoyed the article.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQPN1O03z8I

Robert Allison
10-15-2008, 09:55 AM
Nice article... Pollan (as usual) has some great insights.

The Fattening of America, by Eric Finkelstein, explores some similar themes, particularly the role of economics in creating the obesity epidemic.

http://www.fatteningofamerica.com/fattening_of_america.htm

His basic premise is that our economic success is responsible for our weight problem. High-calorie foods have become increasingly cheaper and our reliance on labor-saving devices have caused to become less active, leading to a doubling in obesity rates.

This book also echoes some of the ideas that Taubes outlines in Good Calories, Bad Calories, in that the foods that Finkelstein believes are largely responsible for our weight issues are the same ones that Taubes indicts in GC, BC.