Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Eating In America

"There is a tendency among all of us who work with food regularly to become more than a little precious about it. (Whenever you start discussing which kind of salt you’re using, or which variety of beet you prefer, watch out.) And when we do, we forget that most people in the United States neither know nor care about such things, and that a large percentage of those are not, in general, eating well."

- Mark Bittman, Elitism and School Lunch, New York Times, February 24, 2009.


Matt said...

All the more argument for Farm to School! www.farmtoschool.org

Anonymous said...

Apathy and ignorance are the worst diseases.

With respect to Matt's comment, what most people understand about food and farms is "supermarket pastoral." A term Michael Pollan uses in the Omnivore's Dilemma

Bix said...

"Supermarket pastoral," what a great phrase. It describes me.