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  •  Food and Politics (2+ / 0-)
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    mhanch, cdkipp

    A fun and fascinating read is Michael Pollan's book, In Defense of Food. He looks at the politics and special interests behind all the different food rules we've been hammered with in the last 60 years. So much of what is "recommended" is based on faulty science. In fact he comes down really hard on the whole science of nutrition. Given that the person who brought us Nutrasweet is the same person who brought us the war in Iraq (Donald Rumsfeld), this is not a stretch for me to accept.  

    •  My dad likes that one too (1+ / 0-)
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      Grassroots Mom

      Unfortunately, one of the things that runs in the family is a love of the idea of eating healthy (and being financially responsible, and keeping a clean/neat house, and staying in touch with family and friends, and all that other stuff that's supposed to be good for you) but a complete inability to actually put it into practice.

      I read Pollan's book while curled up on my dad's couch with a bottle of Coke and a bag of Doritos, thinking "Hm, this is really interesting, this guy makes a lot of sense. Dad, we're out of Coke."

      •  Sugar is only slightly less addictive... (1+ / 0-)
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        than cigarettes or heroin. That's one of the toughest things.

        Listen to the chair leg of truth! It does not lie! What does it say?

        by mhanch on Tue Feb 15, 2011 at 08:35:59 AM PST

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