There was an excellent piece on Civil Eats today about attitudes toward healthy, local, and organic foods. Here’s a snippet:
…there is data to suggest that even though many Americans can afford higher quality foods, they chose to eat cheaper and less nutritious foods. Jane Black and Brent Cunningham recently wrote about this in the Washington Post: “Many in this country who have access to good food and can afford it simply don’t think it’s important. To them, food has become a front in America’s culture wars, and the crusade against fast and processed food is an obsession of ‘elites,’ not ‘real Americans.’”
I encourage you to check out the whole piece on America’s fast food synrdome over at Civil Eats. It’s an excellent read!
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