Eating in ignorance

Journal Article

Running late, he entered the drive-thru restaurant and picked up an order of chicken nuggets, fries, chocolate milk and apple wedges. Grocery store managers who order the tens of thousands of different food products know that convenience is a high priority for consumers, so they stock multiple kinds of prepared and processed items"foods" that can be prepared quickly with the push of a microwave button. The sticker price at the store does not reflect the costs associated with eroded and chemically laden soils, poisoned and depleted waters, the burning of vast quantities of fossil fuels, abused animals, abused farmworkers, poorly treated and poorly compensated food-service providers, and the myriad number of diet-related diseases that are causing health-care costs to skyrocket.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Norman Wirzba,

Published Date

  • 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 129 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 24 -

Published By

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0009-5281