Toward a new politics of food

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July 17, 2011
In These Times
by David Sirota  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"The easiest way to explain Gallup’s discovery that millions of Americans are eating fewer fruits and vegetables than they ate last year is to simply crack a snarky joke about Whole Foods really being 'Whole Paycheck.' Rooted in the old limousine liberal iconography, the quip conjures the notion that only Birkenstock-wearing trust-funders can afford to eat right in tough times. ... But if the talking point’s carefully crafted mix of faux populism and oversimplification seems a bit facile (and the glib explanation seems almost too perfectly sculpted for your local right-wing radio blowhard) that’s because it dishonestly omits the most important part of the story." (07/15/11)  

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