Here I am, parked at the local grocery store, waiting for hubby, grandchild and friend to return with goodies they must have. I won't tell you what cereals, desserts and assorted crapola they bought. None of this is really relevant to my discussion, except for the fact that three out of four people-my husband, grandchild, and friend- all feel compelled to purchase celebratory food that is neither food nor makes us feel better after ingestion.
Michael Pollan says it best, in The Omnivore's Dilemma, we have a national eating disorder, among young and old, educated or not. "How did we ever get to a point where we need investigative journalists to tell us where our food comes from and nutritionists to determine the dinner menu?"
The bag of "food" my family picked up wasn't even food per se. Cola drinks, Frappuccino, Kit-kats and frozen cake!
Clear the shelves.
Clear the refrigerator!
We all need to police what we put in our mouths.
Do read the book.
Better yet, discuss it at your next book club.
Even better, if the food you purchase is not grown or raised in a plot of land, don't ingest it!