If you have not seen last week's article in TIME magazine "Getting Real About the High Price of Cheap Food", I encourage you to dig in and then share it with everyone you know. Because the beauty of this piece is that it's not just for us 'foodies' who already have a decent understanding of the problems surrounding the crap we're shoveling into our mouths.
This article can cross the divide to those who do not know and previously did not think or care about these issues. And that's possible due to the sheer brilliance of Bryan Walsh's writing. He has tackled a mountain (health, safety, environment, worker/animal cruelty, and sustainability) and powerfully and succinctly made his points. (And that's just the opening paragraph.) The reader has no time to be distracted by round about introductions or politics or wondering if he/she really cares about this issue because the words and information are so direct
And although there's no doubt Walsh owes his knowledge to the masters who came before him (Sinclair, Schlosser, Pollan), the addition of his pen to this cause might be just what is needed to light a fire with the masses.
For more great resources about where food comes from, check out my interviews with the following:
Michael Pollan author of The Omnivores Dilemma.
Curt Ellis producer of "King Corn" (a fantastic documentary based on Pollan's work).
Rory Freedman author of Skinny Bitch. (The book is not what it seems, is not for everyone, but definitely offers a unique opportunity to reach those outside the choir.)
Kathy Freston author of Quantum Wellness. (I'm not a vegan or a vegetarian, but Kathy
Must read books on this topic:
This entry has been posted as part of Food Renegade's Fight Back Friday.
(And a special shout out to Rob Smart of ProFood for bringing the TIME article to my attention. He's always a great resource for sustainable food info.)
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