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Well worth the watch! Some key points:
- Cheap food isn’t really cheap. Pollan: “I think we need to recognize that cheap food has a very high cost, in terms of health, in terms of the environment. That cost is getting paid by other people, by the public health system.”
- Health care reform could be a game changer. Pollan: “Suddenly the health insurers will have an interest in your health that they don’t have now. … Right now the food industry creates patients for the health care industry and they have a sympathetic relationship, but that might change.”
From there, Jon Stewart gets into the aye, there’s the rub challenge of all this: “how do you legislate deliciousness?”
BTW, could the ads being served up with this clip on The Daily Show website be more ironic?