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"The fear of hunger [in the world] has encouraged people to over-eat...Forcing your children to finish what's on their plate is probably not such a good idea. We should be learning how to leave something on our plate, symbolically, in order to get in control of our appetite."
"We accept a hierarchy of taste everywhere but food."
"There some recent studies that suggest sustainable agriculture could feed 9 billion people."
"When you outsource the cooking of your food to corporations, your health suffers."
"The cheapening of our food has subsidized our falling wages. We won't be able to find a way to get out of this until we find a way to get money in people's wallets so they can afford real food."
"Michelle Obama has done a lot to raise the profile of good food. I wish her husband would back her up a little more strongly with policy."
--Michael Pollan on The Main Course