Just last year, the British government’s Food Standards Agency released a huge and widely quoted study review that concluded that organic food is no healthier than conventional food. Of course this sparked lots of controversy and fired up organic-farming advocates, who had to settle with saying things like, “Well, health and nutrition are not the only reasons people buy organic; it is definitely better for the environment.” This whole event
A few years ago I was innocently driving my car and listening to NPR when I heard an interview with a man I’d never heard of named Michael Pollan. I was so captivated by what he had to say that I immediately went out and bought his book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma. Now, I don’t want to say that was my first mistake, but reading that book made me feel like
Actually, no. It’s not. And that’s the message I hope to convey with this blog. This is my very first post, by the way. Thanks for giving it a read.
So…dinner. I don’t want to sound preachy (even though I am a food evangelist), but dinner should be an event—something that has meaning beyond preventing being dragged off to social services for starving your family. I don’t think we should “settle”