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In Defense of ( Processed ) Food…

In Defense of ( Processed ) Food…

The air (internet & media) is replete with sound bites of “nostalgic & pastoral foods being better-for-us”. Far from a meal and far from sense & sensibility, these bromides resemble “linguistic amuse-bouches that ‘foodies’ dutifully repeat as though they were really wisps of wisdom” rather than the “self-indulgent bits of twaddle” they really are.  Rachel Laudan aptly pointed out, in her book Cusine and Empire

By the standard measures of health and nutrition—life expectancy and height—our ancestors were far worse off than we are!”

Read more of Norm Benson‘s science-based article at goo.gl/iRp2T5

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