"Medicine is learning how to keep alive the people whom the Western diet is making sick. It’s gotten good at extending the lives of people with heart disease, and now it’s working on obesity and diabetes. Capitalism is itself marvelously adaptive, able to turn the problems it creates into lucrative business opportunities: diet pills, heart-bypass operations, insulin pumps, bariatric surgery."
Wow. A very powerful observation from Michael Pollan’s Unhappy Meals in the New York Times Magazine.
A very very good read (says the man who looks at the post below and sees a big slab of meat!)