08 Aug '11, 5pm

Is Sustainable Food "Bourgeois"? No, Not If You Know What It Means

Is Sustainable Food "Bourgeois"? No, Not If You Know What It Means

Shopping at the CSA. Image credit Lloyd Alter Llewellyn Hinkes-Jones asks in the Atlantic: "Is it possible for gluttony, purity, and morality to coexist with affordability? Or is this utopian vision a myth?" It's in a post titled The Folly of Bourgeois Sustainable Food , he begins by describing his personal conversion to organic food: I was brought up drinking the conventional, extra-pulpy stuff from a paper carton, downing quarts of it on a daily basis. Then, while living in New York City after college, I discovered a grocery store offering an extra-premium, organic variety with bucolic visions of rustic farm crates and golden sunshine on the label. I was instantly converted. To be able to buy a product that not only tasted amazing yet was also not tainting the earth with pesticides and preservatives felt like a tremendous leap for both the orange farmers and me. Then I l...

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