Thursday, August 5, 2010

Food Policy Heresy: The Poors Can Too Eat Well!

Not only is it possible to eat well without spending a lot, it’s better for you—and the planet!

All you people currently subsisting on thrice-daily Extra Value Meals? No more excuses! Everyone can afford to eat the Slow Food way! (Some businesses in low-income neighborhoods provide more access to liquor than to fresh, local food, but that’s a different issue.) And once you trim the most costly items from your bill—usually animal products or prepared foods—you inadvertently follow Micheal Pollan’s famous seven-word prescription for a healthy diet: “Eat food. Mostly plants. Not too much.” So, if the Great Recession has decimated your earning power, rejoice. This is a golden opportunity for an eating habits makeover.

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1 comment:

  1. Awesome reading... so important to help people realize eating healthy is not so hard. Glad to be Canadian... as we don't sell liquor in our corner stores.