Friday, September 11, 2009

devil in the details.

"To put it more bluntly, the government is putting itself in the uncomfortable position of subsidizing both the costs of treating Type 2 diabetes and the consumption of high-fructose corn syrup."
Runs the quote from this Mark Pollen NY Times editorial. Worth a read as it highlights the real interconneted nature of health and food policy in a way that is a little more substantial than the "Obama is going to ban your twinkies" that town-hall disrupters are presenting.

Follow up from Atlantic Online here.
A highlight from Shell's piece
"While industry sponsored "pundits" and radio shock jocks rant on and on about "food nannies" limiting our "choices," for millions of low income Americans there is no real choice--they buy what they can afford, and what they can afford is predetermined by a politically driven agricultural and retailing system over which they have very little say or control."

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