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Quote of the Day: A Conservative Case For Farmer's Markets

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:14 AM
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Image Credit Lloyd Alter You have to wonder why anyone would have to title a post "A Conservative Case for Farmers' Markets", but Danielle Crittenden of the Frum Forum felt she had make it. The biggest remaining hurdle fresh food advocates face is the pervasive perception that to eat locally and healthily is somehow "elitist"--not to mention more costly and time-consuming than buying fast or processed meals. The minute you purchase an organic apple, you are suddenly lumped among NPR-listening, NYT's crossword-puzzle-doing, out-of-touch-with-the-common-man liberals. As a conservative--in the robust, Teddy Roosevelt tradition--I am perpetually gobsmacked to find myself on the side of the political fence with people who are enraged that Michelle Obama is trying to introduce healthy foods into public schools--or insist that the right to be obese and eat junk food can be found somewhere in the Constitution. When you think about it, these arguments against preparing meals from scratch are nonsense. ... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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