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Marcie: How can you pig-out on all that junk food every day, sir?
The breakfast slimes, angel food cake, doughnuts and coffee, white bread and gravy cannot build an enduring nation. ~Martin H. Fischer (1879–1962)
We think fast food is equivalent to pornography, nutritionally speaking. ~Steve Elbert
Nobody seems more obsessed by diet than our anti-materialistic, otherworldly, New Age spiritual types. But if the material world is merely illusion, an honest guru should be as content with Budweiser and bratwurst as with raw carrot juice, tofu and seaweed slime. ~Edward Abbey
This country is just beginning to feel that it is at war. The sugar shortage is one of the greatest blessings that ever happened to the people of this country, and if it will have done nothing better than to teach us that we can do without sugar, the war will have paid for itself.... The Lord never intended the child to develop a sweet tooth. He knew it would be a bad tooth.... Sugar is the curse of this country. ~Harvey W. Wiley, "The Teeth in War Time," 1918 January 27th, delivered at the Free Public Health Lecture Course of the Forsyth Dental Infirmary for Children ["It does not matter if we eat unrefined sugar. It is the best sugar in the world. I do not care what the American Refining Company says in page advertisements." Ibid.
Everything I eat has been proved by some doctor or other to be a deadly poison, and everything I don't eat has been proved to be indispensable for life. But I go marching on. ~George Bernard Shaw
You can find your way across this country using burger joints the way a navigator uses stars. ~Charles Kuralt
Anyhow, the hole in the doughnut is at least digestible. ~H.L. Mencken
The inventor of soda crackers has a place in hell. ~Martin H. Fischer (1879–1962)
For as nutrition is the best friend a human body ever has, so its worst enemy is stimulation. ~Dr. James C. Jackson, speech, May 1885, to the patients at Our Home on the Hillside
As for butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than chemists. ~Joan Gussow
If it came from a plant, eat it. If it was made in a plant, don't. ~Michael Pollan
Don't eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn't recognize as food. ~Michael Pollan
If you don't recognize an ingredient, your body won't either. ~Author unknown
We don't need a law against McDonald's or a law against slaughterhouse abuse — we ask for too much salvation by legislation. All we need to do is empower individuals with the right philosophy and the right information to opt out en masse. ~Joel Salatin
[W]henever I hear people say clean food is expensive, I tell them it's actually the cheapest food you can buy. That always gets their attention. Then I explain that with our food all of the costs are figured into the price. Society is not bearing the cost of water pollution, of antibiotic resistance, of food-borne illnesses, of crop subsidies, of subsidized oil and water — of all the hidden costs to the environment and the taxpayer that make cheap food seem cheap. No thinking person will tell you they don't care about all that. I tell them the choice is simple: You can buy honestly priced food or you can buy irresponsibly priced food. ~Joel Salatin
If organic farming is the natural way, shouldn't organic produce just be called "produce" and make the pesticide-laden stuff take the burden of an adjective? ~Terri Guillemets
One simply does not drive home from McDonald's without eating any fries. ~Internet meme
We come now to our own land, with which from the cheese-lover's viewpoint we may merge our good neighbor Canada. A Rembrandtesque picture presents itself, a dramatic mingling of light and shade.
The blackest shadow, of course, is cast by processed "cheese." The word should always, like Soviet "democracy," be framed in quotes, for no matter what the law may say, I refuse to call this cheese.... It represents the triumph of technology over conscience....
Bernard Shaw once warned us (he was speaking of mass entertainment) to be sure to get what we liked; otherwise we might begin to like what we got. There is the point—not that processed "cheese" is so bad in itself (though it is) but that its convenience, neatness, and cheapness give it so many advantages that it may elbow real cheese aside and in the end compass the death of our cheese-palates. Let us not be fooled. My guinea-pig son, aged one year and seven months, was not: fed a "cheese spread," he spat it out; fed a tiny bit of Stilton he took to it like an angel. Give our American children the processed corpse of milk and they will grow (I dare not say mature) into processed men, all package and no character.
~Clifton Fadiman, "The Cheese Stands Alone," Any Number Can Play, 1957
If you plant junk food in your body garden, how do you expect to harvest health? ~Terri Guillemets