Why Americans Are Fat

April 25, 2007

Michael Pollan, author of the important and world-view changing Omnivore’s Dilemma, is quoted in the New York Times (reg required) this weekend, in a great article about the real cause of the obesity epidemic in this country. It turns out our own farm policy is a major contributor to the larger healthcare crisis that is crippling US global competitiveness.

Please give it a read, both in light of the above, and as a counterpoint to the nervous nellies who claim using biofuels to support the goal of US energy independence could take too big a bite out of the US food supply.