In our post Processed Foods Is The Crack Cocaine Of Our Diets we highlighted the important points of a critical article written by Michael Pollan on the way the food industry helps to keep the US confused and overweight. The NY Times has now published a follow-up article by Pollan where he highlights the faults of a farm bill that is keeping foods that are bad for us in the supermarket.

In our post Processed Foods Is The Crack Cocaine Of Our Diets we highlighted the important points of a critical article written by Michael Pollan on the way the food industry helps to keep the US confused and overweight. The NY Times has now published a follow-up article by Pollan where he highlights the faults of a farm bill that is keeping foods that are bad for us in the supermarket. He says:

A few years ago, an obesity researcher at the University of Washington named Adam Drewnowski ventured into the supermarket to solve a mystery. He wanted to figure out why it is that the most reliable predictor of obesity in America today is a person’s wealth. For most of history, after all, the poor have typically suffered from a shortage of calories, not a surfeit. So how is it that today the people with the least amount of money to spend on food are the ones most likely to be overweight?

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