Unhappy meals

Michael Pollan’s Unhappy Meals (New York Times) is an amazing article that explains how we went from focusing on food to focusing on nutrients — and how this modern approach is more likely to make us ill than to keep us healthy. Along the way, he points out some absurdities, explains how manufacturers benefit but eaters don’t, casts doubt over a few current fads and highlights some health blunders concocted in laboratories. And much, much more. A must-read article for anybody interested in food and health.

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