Friday, September 23, 2011

And then there's this

Apples to Twinkies (pdf file)

Discuss.

5 comments:

  1. :) talk amongst yourselves...

    Several years ago I read an article about corn subsidies - wish I could remember the author/publication - that was a real eye-opener. S/he compared the current subsidies for corn syrup with the previous century's subsidies for corn in the form of whiskey: leading to massive nationwide health and social problems. When there's overproduction of corn, the sellers have to find some way to sell it. I'm going to go search for it, it was brilliant.

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  2. Here it is. Funny that it's Pollan; I read it before I knew who he was.

    http://michaelpollan.com/articles-archive/the-way-we-live-now-the-agricultural-contradictions-of-obesity/

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  3. Pollan is brilliant, I just wish he was making policy instead of writing about policymakers. Have you read The Botany of Desire?

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  4. And wow. Pollan wrote the article you referenced in 2003! (Too bad you can't capitalize numbers, that year needs some extra-special emphasis!)

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  5. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/25/opinion/sunday/is-junk-food-really-cheaper.html?_r=1

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