Thursday, September 18, 2014

Food nuttiness

Did someone say that the rich are different? Here is Pierre Desrocher's review of "The latest culinary fad: famine food ... Middle-class foodies are paying a fortune to eat what peasants once lived on." I know nothing about psychiatry so I can only chuckle. One of Pierre's interests is food nuttiness; he and his wife wrote about it in The Locavore's Dilemma.

On a related note, here is the PBS NewsHour's coverage of the "GMO debate". In the producers' quest to be even handed, they gave equal time to serious people concerned with the science of health and nutrition and, on the other side, lunatic luddites shown gleefully destroying crop on an experimental farm in the Philippines.