The food industry is the biggest sector of the economy. Food is a major factor in health. Food production has a major impact on the environment. Food is a factor in policies about poverty, foreign aid, and entitlements. Shouldn’t we have a coherent national food policy, other than an agriculture bill that rewards farmers for producing food that isn’t necessarily good for us? A group of food activists is making the case that we should. See what they are proposing after the jump.
Would this just be big government infringement on liberty, or is there something to this? What would be some free market solutions to these concerns? [Read more…]
What is “the cheapest, most nutritious and bountiful food that has ever existed in human history”? [Read more…]
Pornography involves watching somebody else have sex. In South Korea, there is a new fad of watching somebody else eat. It’s being called “gastronomical voyeurism.”
The news story, excerpted after the jump, speculates on some reasons: More and more Koreans are living by themselves and miss the social interaction of eating with someone. Many Koreans are on diets, restricting what they eat to the point of being able to take vicarious pleasure in watching someone eat sumptuous food for hours. But I wonder if it is something even more primal. [Read more…]