American Eating Habits and the Healthcare Crisis


Michael Pollan, author of the wonderful Omnivore’s Dilemma, has this piece in the New York Times about our healthcare crisis in light of what Americans choose to eat and how we choose to live our lives. Treating obesity in America (including diet fads) is a multi-billion dollar industry. We are consistently seeking ways to slim down as we are filling our bodies with foods that lead to chronic health problems. Pollan’s editorial puts some of these issues in context and, like his book, it’s worth the read. (His website is here. One of his talks is here.)


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