“…the problem had grown acute with the spread of supermarkets…”

I laughed out loud when I read this line from a NY Times article about the decline of the Mediterranean Diet, but really: is the legacy of American convenience food diplomacy really being played out in the obesity of children everywhere, like on the island of Crete? It’s hard to imagine how little fat kids in the Mediterranean are chowing down on corn flakes and mac and cheese when they have such easy access to local, unprocessed whole foods.  Supermarkets and convenience foods have been a way of life in the US for so long that we have to go out of our way to eat food that is pure and unprocessed.

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One response to ““…the problem had grown acute with the spread of supermarkets…”

  1. What can you say, everyone loves the American way of life. We buy cars and houses we can’t afford, we blow money on entertainment, our media focuses on shit like a video tape of Kim Kardashian proving to the world she can fit into size 27 jeans, and we are fat as shit because we can afford to be. I’m sure from the outside looking in we are rich as hell.

    What’s weird is that rich Americans are really the ones who can afford to eat right.

    -Cherie

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