Anyone who gives thought to food politics knows that it is supremely fugged up.
* We subsidize corn to the point that no bushel grown in the US would make a profit if not for Uncle Sam's contribution.
* Through the subsidies, we urge our fellow citizens to eat processed food at the expense of fresh.
* Even nuttier, we never intended that outcome, but the chance of changing it is all but nil, because the situation is locked in by lobbyists.
CBS has a stupid little poll up right now (no link, deliberately), springing off San Francisco's move to ban the use of toys as a food-sales come-on. These are the two options:
Yes. Parents are responsible for feeding their children and teaching them healthy habits - not the government.
No. It's hard enough to parent without being targeted by greedy corporations. Government should reign them in.
Not by a long shot. The substance isn't going away.
Here's the headline to which I refer in the headline of this post:
How Michael Prager’s Book Helped Me Make Lunch for My Kid
I greatly enjoyed my first foray onto public radio this morning, sharing the air with Dr. David Kessler, the author of "The End of Overeating."
I'd only give my appearance a B- or so, — lots of "ums" and "uhs," etc. — and I hope I'll get better with more opportunity.
Last week when the Marie Claire blogger scare was going on, I was asked to weigh in at CommonHealth, a blog operated by WBUR. I was grateful to be asked and pleased to participate.
The short version of this was, it isn't so bad, to me, that the blogger said she doesn't find fat people aesthetically pleasing. Honestly, neither do I. And here's the key point: Neither do most fat people I know! They aren't proud of how they look, and they don't much like seeing others.
Pretty exciting news for us here at Fat Boy Thin Man central: I've been invited to be on "Where We Live," an hourlong morning show on WNPR-FM in Hartford, Thursday morning (Nov. 4) at 9. That's the first exciting part.
This is about a year old, and breaks little ground, but it's still wholly apt and valid.
Thanks to mentalfloss.com and to StumbleUpon.