by Michael Parrish DuDell
Categories: Eats, People
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pollan_highres2Michael Pollan is getting on that dietary pulpit and speaking the gospel.

The Bestselling author is warning that if we don’t fix our food system, we’ll never fix our health-care system.

Pollan recently told the New York Times:

“Cheap food is going to be popular as long as the social and environmental costs of that food are charged to the future. There’s lots of money to be made selling fast food and then treating the diseases that fast food causes. One of the leading products of the American food industry has become patients for the American health care industry.”

What do you think about all of this? Is fixing our food the first step in fixing health care? Chime in and play doctor.


  • Janna

    I agree with this wholeheartedly!

  • nonfictions

    I agree, and I hang my head in shame as I eat gross but cheap Little Debbie snacks. I’ve sunk that low b/c I’ve been craving sugar like a diabetic. Luckily, I think those cravings are subsiding and I can go back to being vegan.

    • Lynn

      To better understand your food cravings read the book The End of Overeating. It’s explains how our brains are psychologically wired to love and go after fat, sugar and salt….they are addictive.

  • nina george

    As a Canadian living with socialized medicine, which is truly wonderful, I don’t think bringing in healthcare reform will change people’s diets. Here in Canada, we still have a lot of obesity and high fructose corn syrup in our foods. In fact, Canadian ketchup is sweeter than American ketchup.

    It is education and lifestyle choices that will ultimately change people’s health outcomes.

    I read the Omnivore’s Dilemma and started to look at how pervasive corn is in our ‘natural’ bath and body products.

    My company makes castile soap and I have created a video called ” Are You Washing With Corn”- view

    People have to make choices as to what they buy, as that will drive the market, their health and the planet’s overall sustainability.