“It is the best of times, and the worst of times when it comes to food. But, I focus on the best, and there are alot of very positive things happening.” So says Michael Pollan in this final installment, as he completes the dots between government policy, public health, and the cost and availability of fresh wholesome foods. Mr. Pollan warns us that we will have to pay more for healthier foods, but this reflects current government subsidies that artificially makes the least healthy foods the most affordable to buy. Perhaps the biggest connecting dot, if it were to occur, a federal universal healthcare system, with the government financially responsible for our health, that would create powerful incentives for public policies that promote better public health outcomes.
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