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?"


Hosander said...

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

cousin Toni

robin k said...

Good article.