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conversations re Mayor Bloomberg’s ban on soft drinks linked to food stamps. It seemed rather black and white to me (I approve) until I started reading the comments in say, Corrente. Really, there is so much I hadn’t considered in our food intakes – the political aspects such as subsidies etc. It’s much more complicated than my initial thinking but I believe I come down on this being the right thing to do.
One of my favorite bloggers, Anglachel, gives a thumbs down with her usual sharp commentary – it just sets me thinking more about food – how it politicized it is, how it is a class cudgel, how many circumstances must be taken into account when talking about preparation of food and the differences between the poor and the middle/middle – upper middle.
I never thought much about food when I was young which means that my mother did a good job. She didn’t work, so my guess is she spent a lot of time shopping at various places and the preparation thereof. I remember waiting in line with the ration books at the produce store – then there was a cheese/bread shop – then a small grocer shop. This was before the chains – though I think the food coming down to us was in better shape than it is now and the additives weren’t a problem. There were none!
Anyway, the dialogue on Corrente is thought-provoking and sometimes aggressive.
Much more than meets the eye – or the stomach. STill I think it is a good thing. We’re not keeping peopel from buying soda after all. They are free to do so.
Who knew the opinions vary so dramatically.
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