Slate on Pollan
Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food. - By Laura Shapiro - Slate Magazine:
In their view [Pollan's] got a bully pulpit and should be using it to rally a mass movement against Big Food, instead of encouraging people to believe that having an organic soyburger for lunch puts them in the front ranks of political activism.If only it were an organic soyburger instead of a "grass-fed" dead animal. I pretty much agree with this otherwise - most of the locawhatever movement is pretty much "better living through shopping" - but given Dilemma's sloppily thought-out dismissal of vegetarianism, this sentence is no more than an attempt at tarring with the "dirty hippie" brush.