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Avoid food products containing ingredients that a third-grader cannot pronounce.
—Michael Pollan

Feeding nine billion people in a truly sustainable way will be one of the greatest challenges our civilization has had to confront. It will require the imagination, determination and hard work of countless people from all over the world. There is no time to lose.
—Jonathan A. Foley, director of the Institute on the Environment, U of MN

The surest way to capture the flavors, colors, and textures of a culture is by using authentic products.
—Lidia Bastianich, from Lidia’s Italian-American Kitchen

The most important habit you can develop is to taste as you are preparing something. Take a sample and taste it critically at different stages of the cooking, then correct the seasonings…
—Marion Cunningham, from Learning to Cook

Plant a vegetable garden if you have the space, a window box if you don’t.
—Michael Pollan

Vote for the Dinner Party by Michael Pollan, NY Times, Oct 10, 2012

Read Michael Pollan’s, always interesting opinion about what makes a food movement.  His Oct 20 commentary in the New York Times, Vote for the Dinner Party: Is this the year that the food movement finally enters politics?, about the upcoming vote in California for Proposition 37, a proposal to label all genetically-engineered foods, raises the question of how important are our national food policies to our national concern about health? I think it’s a very important subject and I hope you agree! And, whatever your opinion, send me a comment. I would love to know what your thoughts, pro or con. 

Posted: 10-19-2012

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9 responses to “Vote for the Dinner Party by Michael Pollan, NY Times, Oct 10, 2012”

  1. Jsharnik says:

    While every little law adds to the expense carried by the consumer, it is more true that an informed public is an informed public. How can a democracy work without an informed public?

    Pete

  2. Bronwyn says:

    I really agree with this, John. Sometimes the government has to get involved to be sure we are an informed public. Thanks for your comment!

  3. Laurie Baumgarten says:

    How can a democracy work when corporations, chemical or otherwise, use their wealth to control the government whose real purpose should be to protect and serve the people of this country? Please urge your California friends to vote Yes on Prop. 37

  4. Jsharnik says:

    Absolutely, Laurie. I think this should also be true in a vast array of consumables. God knows what the Chinese, for instance, are putting in our medications — a topic of particular concern to me.

  5. Laurie Baumgarten says:

    And since most of us older folks are on one kind of medication or another, the profit motive should have no role to play in the globalized pharmaceutical industry. I do not like the idea that my body is being used or misused to enrich the CEOs and shareholders of any company. By the way, check out who is making the gelatin capsules of the drugs you are taking….I heard a bad report about those coming from China.

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    • Bronwyn says:

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