Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Quote du jour/Michael Pollan

Yet as a general rule, it's a whole lot easier to slap a health claim on a box of sugary cereal than on a raw potato or a carrot, with the perverse result that the most healthful foods in the supermarket sit there quietly in the produce section, silent as stroke victims, while a few aisles over in Cereal the Cocoa Puffs and Lucky Charms are screaming their newfound "whole grain goodness" to the rafters.
Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food


  1. I have requested this book, at the library. Surely because I read of it, in your blog...


  2. This quote made me smile!! I'll take a carrot or potato any day over Cocoa Puffs!

  3. Oh wow, isn't that the truth? It's fine for adults who can make their own [hopefully, educated] decisions, but it screams at our youth.

  4. Thanks to each of you. This is a great book, and it is already loaded with post its for my book report. As I look at shopping carts, I see much, much more of the processed 'foods' than real food.

  5. I heard this author on NPR and really want to read it!


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