Thursday, December 11, 2008

Paid To Make Bad Food?

For the sake of my younger daughter, studying to be a nutritionist (the unsung life-saving career of the 21st century), this Nicholas Kristof column saying we need a secretary of food instead of agriculture:
“We’re subsidizing the least healthy calories in the supermarket — high fructose corn syrup and hydrogenated soy oil, and we’re doing very little for farmers trying to grow real food,” notes Michael Pollan, author of such books as “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” and “In Defense of Food.”

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