Category Archives: foodies

How Junk Food Can End Obesity

This article is a long, but very interesting – and needed – perspective, challenging current foodie dogma:

“If the most-influential voices in our food culture today get their way, we will achieve a genuine food revolution. Too bad it would be one tailored to the dubious health fantasies of a small, elite minority.

Through its growing sway over health-conscious consumers and policy makers, the wholesome-food movement is impeding the progress of the one segment of the food world that is actually positioned to take effective, near-term steps to reverse the obesity trend: the processed-food industry.

These roundly demonized companies could do far more for the public’s health in five years than the wholesome-food movement is likely to accomplish in the next 50. But will the wholesome-food advocates let them?”

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Jayson Lusk: The Food Police

Listen to John J. Miller interview Jayson Lusk, author of The Food Police: A Well-Fed Manifesto About the Politics of Your Plate.

“This is a wonderful and well-written book.  It packs an awful lot of common sense and clear headed thinking into a small space.  Lusk makes clear that a lot of what academics and politicians take for granted about our agricultural system is in fact nonsense.

The food police have considerable clout at the highest levels of government and they think they know best about what everyone should eat, including you and me. If they get their way, they would put at risk the ability of our farms to produce healthy and nutritious food at a price the whole world can afford.”

– Jay Bhattacharya, M.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor of Medicine, Stanford University