Chew on This
It's scarcely conceivable, but after a deafening silence about the craziness of our food system, and the concomitant obsession with all things Atkins, as well as the seemingly endless succession of loony diet after loony diet, there's been a perhaps equally mad rush of books about eating sensibly and properly, books that have a more political and social justice component than just I want to lose twenty pounds and have a firm butt.
Latest in the crop is Eric "Fast Food Nation
" Schlosser's book for kids called Chew on This
. There's also a film in the works, and he's profiled today in the New York Times
. You can read more about this rash of books by looking at the "Health"
section of these blogs.