Mar 12, 2014

A Couple Quotes from "In Defence of Food"

"Don't eat anything incapable of rotting.” 

"Don't eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn't recognize as food.” 

“Avoid food products containing ingredients that are A) unfamiliar B) unpronounceable C) more than five in number or that include D) high-fructose corn syrup” 

"While it is true that many people simply can't afford to pay more for food, either in money or time or both, many more of us can. After all, just in the last decade or two we've somehow found the time in the day to spend several hours on the internet and the money in the budget not only to pay for broadband service, but to cover a second phone bill and a new monthly bill for television, formerly free. For the majority of [North] Americans, spending more for better food is less a matter of ability than priority."

"If it came from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don't. ” 

“Shake the hand that feeds you.” 

"The whiter the bread, the sooner you’ll be dead.” 

"Organic Oreos are not a health food. When Coca-Cola begins selling organic Coke, as it surely will, the company will have struck a blow for the environment perhaps, but not for our health. Most consumers automatically assume that the word "organic" is synomymous with health, but it makes no difference to your insulin metabolism if the high-fructose corn syrup in your soda is organic.” 

― Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto