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    I'm all for Mary's message, glad her blog remains uncensored, and it's kickass that she's set up a charity page to provide meals to impoverished kids. I am not putting this child down. Please understand that.

    At the same time, my first thought, when I read this diary, was, there are huge swaths of the world where this "revolting" food would be scarfed without hesitation.

    I don't mean to sound self-righteous, but food politics is the purview of the relatively well-off, and often, it pisses me off. Yes, we all deserve nutritious food. It's just that, damn it, people are fucking starving, you know?

    Does anyone get what I'm saying? Or am I coming off like a huge asshole? If so, it wouldn't be the first time.

    Maybe it's just that stories like this are a bridge--food politics might be offputting to me, but it might be the first step toward a food supply that doesn't threaten to kill us.

    http://otherwise-occupied.tumblr.com/ @OOccupied

    by jvantin1 on Sat Jun 16, 2012 at 08:08:42 AM PDT

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