In a lengthy essay for the June 10th edition of The New York Review of Books, Michael Pollan writes about the emergence and rise of the food movement—or movement(s), since "it is unified as yet by little more than the recognition that industrial food production is in need of reform because its social/environmental/public health/animal welfare/gastronomic costs are too high." But beyond tearing down the unhealthy, unfair, and unclean industrial food system, the new food movement is also about celebrating food and its inherent community and ritual. "Good food," Pollan writes, "is potentially one of the most democratic pleasures a society can offer, and is one of those subjects, like sports, that people can talk about across lines of class, ethnicity, and race."
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