Archive for March 23rd, 2009


the omnivore’s dilemma

I really dislike when people get preachy about food, especially when people constantly stress that organic is better. The New York Time’s Mark Bittman recently wrote an article about this topic that I wholly support. What’s better for someone’s personal health, the country, and the world: someone eating organic food flown in from the other side of the globe, OR someone eating vegetables grown at home or from the grocery store? In the long-run, eating organic food is probably the best bet. However, in the short-term, it is too costly for the average American and for the world’s environment to fly in more vegetables from across the world because they are “organic”. Additionally, since most Americans are overweight or obese, it’s more important to instill healthy eating habits than forcing another unrealistic, expensive, guilt-ridden food ideology upon them.