In case you missed it, we are in the midst of a food revolution.
Slowly – and hopefully surely – the industrialized world is waking up to the aftermath of what Pollan describes as the “collapse of cooking”.
- Supermarkets lined with low-cost “edible food-like substances” i.e. artificial products designed to simulate real food that are high on dubious “nutrient” claims, but lacking in substance. e.g. 99% fat free yogurt that has more sugar per ounce than Coca Cola.
- Agricultural policies that heavily subsidize corn and soy, the source of most junk food
- A food system that runs counter to human health needs promoting heart disease, obesity, diabetes and cancer
- A complete disconnect between humans and the food they eat
And now for the good news: the reformation of food has begun!