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Thursday, March 26, 2009

everyone loves a whipping boy

I don't know if you caught Diane Rehm today, but it was the closest thing to a bloodbath you can get on such a civilized program. They were discussing "healthful" food (haaaate that word) and how people are rethinking what they are or should be eating. The panel consisted of a few plucky upstarts and free thinkers who just want what's best for the kids, and the earth, man, and a guy from the American Farm Bureau Federation playing the role of Satan. It was crazy. It's mean to vilify him, but dude brought a knife to a gunfight. He refused to make any concessions whatsoever that local, organic, sustainably-grown produce just might be more nutritious than distant, factory-farmed, conventionally grown monoculture crops.

I admire his moxie for even showing up. He had to know going in that it was going to be ugly.

1 comments:

All8 said...

Moxie indeed. After all, Americans could never feed themselves.