Bad Enough

Things are bad enough in the food world that we don’t need to resort to hyperbole to be worried or even alarmed.

It’s one thing to decry the lack of fairness and consumer protection when businesses and the government decide what gets produced, marketed, labeled, regulated and sold[1] , and how. It also makes sense to be outraged by the health, environmental and economic damage caused by our food “system”[2] and the diet it encourages.

But it’s another to call those things evil. Evidence, for instance, that an excess of something like sugar may well be bad for your health does not mean that the substance itself is “bad.” (In fact, we need sugar to function.)

Read the rest of this column, here.

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