Right now it’s harder for many people to buy fruit than Froot Loops; chips and Coke are a common breakfast. And since the rate of diabetes continues to soar — one-third of all Americans either have diabetes or are pre-diabetic, most with Type 2 diabetes, the kind associated with bad eating habits — and because our health care bills are on the verge of becoming truly insurmountable, this is urgent for economic sanity as well as national health.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Bittman Talks Sense on Food
Mark Bittman's book How to Cook Everything is somewhat indispensable. I was pleased to see his piece in the Times today about a simple solution to eating problems: tax nasty food and subsidize nice food.