Monday, April 23, 2007

You Are What You Grow - from NY Times

Josh sent me this article from the New York Times and I found it a fascinating opinion on the farm aid bill. Here's a teaser from the article:

"A few years ago, an obesity researcher at the University of Washington named Adam Drewnowski ventured into the supermarket to solve a mystery. He wanted to figure out why it is that the most reliable predictor of obesity in America today is a person’s wealth. For most of history, after all, the poor have typically suffered from a shortage of calories, not a surfeit. So how is it that today the people with the least amount of money to spend on food are the ones most likely to be overweight?"

2 comments:

Hosander said...

That article is great, that is exactly why I get frustrated when I go shopping.

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robin k said...

Good article.