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Food Follies: Our fat-filled, sugar-saturated and ultra-processed diets
If, as the saying goes, you are what you eat, then the average American is a Grade A, blue-ribbon hog. That, at any rate, is one of the takeaways from "Big Food: Health, Culture and the Evolution of Eating," a brilliantly conceived exhibition that will be up for most of 2012 at Yale's Peabody Museum of Natural History. It is such a timely, intelligent and entertaining exhibit — for all ages — that it should be mounted, as a sort of antidote, in every town with a McDonald's and/or Dunkin' Donuts and, out of civic duty, every American should see it.
By Alan Bisbort
February 22, 2012