Wednesday, June 14, 2006

The American Paradox

Michael Pollan has a great, short-and-sweet, article in Time with six simple tips for choosing healthy foods in a toxic food environment. He asks this question, which I've always thought aptly gets to the heart of the insanity of what we're doing to our bodies: "We spend only 9.7% of our income on food, a smaller share than any other nation. Is it a coincidence we spend a larger percentage than any other on health care (16%)?" I'm reviewing his new book The Omnivore's Dilemma now for The New Scientist. I'll tell ya when the article is published. -abl