(H/T – Donna Martinez)
I honestly don’t know where to begin with this New York Times article quoting liberal after Marxist extolling the virtues of unafforable food, so I’ll probably ramble and shamble.
And if American staples like soda, fast-food hamburgers and frozen dinners don’t seem like such a bargain anymore, the American eating public might turn its attention to ingredients like local fruits and vegetables, and milk and meat from animals that eat grass.
More-likely, given the rush to corn-a-hole and bo(v)i(ne)diesel, we’ll turn our attention to imported foods as there won’t be any land available for those boutique foods.
Urging others to eat better (and thus more expensive) food is not elitist, (Alice Walters) said. It is simply a matter of quality versus quantity and encouraging healthier, more satisfying choices. "Make a sacrifice on the cellphone or the third pair of Nike shoes," she said.
Now we get to the nitty-gritty of the Marxist nature of the Food Snobs. It truly is a case of food or lifestyle for them.
"Someone on the margin who says "˜I’m struggling’ would say rising food costs are in no way a positive," said Ephraim Leibtag of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service. Even if the food budget isn’t an issue, there are plenty of people who view low-cost food as a national triumph.
"If you think that mass production and vast distribution predicated on cheap energy is a good system, then the dollar hamburger is a good thing,” Mr. Leibtag said.
I don’t think I’m struggling (neither am I living high on the hog), but rising food costs are in no way a positive because I believe in mass production and vast distribution predicated on cheap energy. With his distain for capitalism, no wonder Mr. Leibtag works for the gubmint.
Although prices for organic groceries are rising at least as fast as their conventional counterparts,….
I find it funny that this was buried on page 2 of the web version, well after the third-paragraph claim that organics weren’t going up in price.