Do Vegans Eat Real Food?
Yet another book has come out about eating. It's called, modestly, Real Food: What to Eat and Why
, and it's written by Nina Planck
, who is, according to her website, "a food writer, entrepreneur, and the leading American expert on farmers' markets and local food."
In yesterday's Brian Lehrer show on WNYC
her grass-fed, hormone- and antibiotic-free beef wasn't so much against factory farms or the corn-oil/sugar industry, but against that pressure group threatening to bring the American food industry, and comfortable yuppies, to their knees. Yes, I refer of course to The Vegans. Apparently, so huge is the threat of vegans, that poor old omnivores, threatened as they are on all sides and simply unable to have a meal in peace, are feeling victimized.
Now, this isn't Nina's fault: and I for one am all in favor of whole foods and greenmarkets. But why put the (leather) boot in vegans or vegetarians?