Did you see that article in the New York Times Magazine by Michael Pollan? I read it last night and it took forever. And then my brain hurt. But, that’s what happens when you’ve been pondering Dr. Seuss all day. Still, the piece is recommended reading for anyone interested in leading a healthy lifestyle and/or eating delicious food at any point in the future. Don’t have an hour? Let me sum up:
Whole foods, good.
Processed foods, bad.
Science is good,
Except when it’s bad.
People lie. Lying is bad.
But calling people liars feels good.
Is that bad?
Biodiversity is good.
Having 2/3 of human calories come from only 4 highly processed crops: corn, soybeans, wheat, rice:
Bad, bad, bad.
Grandma’s cooking was good.
Mom’s food was bad.
Today’s moms aren't much better because they're passed out drunk in a sandbox.
Oh wait, that was a different story.
Americans are fat.
Gluttony is bad.
Making money off of diet-related health problems is rad.
I mean, bad (sorry, a lobbyist jumped in there).
Real food is good.
Food broken down into isolated nutrients doesn't do jack shit.
One-A-Day is sad.
Health claims aren’t good ‘cause
They’re hiding what’s bad.
Diet fads are dumb.
A walk ain’t so bad.
Oversimplification is BAAAAAAAAAD.
Oops, too late.
(A special thanks to squeezyB for inspiring me to bust a rhyme. A special apology to Mr. Pollan.)