#1 The intersection of food, culture and class is a conversation we might finally be ready to have. In the course of 2 short weeks The Washington Post, Newsweek and The New York Times all ran articles about how class and food divide us, or don’t. At the same time, Sarah Palin fused food and politics, pitting herself against Michelle Obama and her anti-obesity initiative. Now maybe you didn’t think trying to reverse diet-related disease was political, but I assure you, now it is.
Palin’s not just willingness, but glee, at politicking over things like our children’s health infuriates me to no end. But the article does make a good point - food, nutrition, and food production have gotten particularly political recently.