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Jerry Weinberger
Food Politics, Food Pleasures « Back to Story

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Make it compulsory to have a weight check each year for health, medical and life insurance and rack the premiums up for the obese.
You are unlearned in the art of haggling for buying a $15 heirloom. Anywhere else I have ever been you can find $5 plants and $1 seeds and grow yourself and save lots and lots of money. Your argument is flawed because you got ripped off one time at a market. Farmer pulled one over on some guy who looked like he had some money. He probably sells them to others for 1/3 the price. Not to mention put it in the ground, take care of it and then you can have 25 of those "$15" tomatoes. LOCAL FOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GROW IT YOURSELF~
It was an interesting article which provides a lot of data and numbers...unfortunately I had to stop reading because the author provided zero references. I hope that the book you are working on will provide references for all the "facts and numbers" you cite. Thank you.
And yet the problem is, once you make me responsible for my neighbors medical bills then I suddenly develop an interest in what my neighbor is eating.

What did you expect?
Gilbert W. Chapman June 26, 2013 at 3:48 AM
While I'm certain such 'brilliant' men as Nobel recipient Paul Krugman and New York mayor Michael Bloomberg would nor agree,this 'essay' is one of the best I've ever read.

It should have been entitled, "Economics 101 ~ Applied".
I am so sick of the self-righteous, self-satisfied "foodies" out there who aren't satisfied keeping their own food choices to themselves, they want to impose them on the rest of us. Liberals seem to think that they can prove the righteousness of their various agendas, not be science and proof, but by making a law forcing them on the rest of us so they become mainstream regardless how wrong, ridculous and counter-productive they are.