<!-- Begin meta tags generated by ORblogs --> </meta name="keywords" content="progressive, liberal, politics, government, edit, language, grammar, accuracy, honesty, clarity, world, news, media" /> </> <!-- End meta tags generated by ORblogs -->> Editor at Large: Thanksgiving reminder

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Thanksgiving reminder

"There is an ecology of eating. Like any good ecosystem, our diet should be diverse, dynamic and interrelated. In 1984 Americans were spending roughly 8 percent of their disposable income on health care and about 15 percent on food. Today, those numbers are essentially reversed. An ever-more reductionist diet - protein this year, carbohydrates next year - ignores plant and animal systems loaded with genetic complexity, and the benefits that complexity passes down to us." —Dan Barber, creative director of the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, in today's NY Times

It's shocking that Americans spend almost twice as much on health care as they do on food. Wouldn't it make more sense to eat right than to go broke trying to pay for the results of eating wrong?

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/23/opinion/23barber.html?pagewanted=2&th

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