The food thing…

16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat or in drink, or in respect of a festival day, or of the new moon, or of the sabbaths,  17 Which are a shadow of things to come, but the body is of Christ. 18 Let no man seduce you, willing in humility, and religion of angels, walking in the things which he hath not seen, in vain puffed up by the sense of his flesh”.  — Colossians 2

I have distanced myself rather sharply before from “the environmental movement,” and I think that a life-defining fixation on food (or, “eco-puritanism”) [vulgarity warning] has some of the gaunt Gnostic about it, yet I admit that there are better and worse ways to eat. I have shown Morgan Spurlock’s Super Size Me perhaps two dozen times to students over the past decade, but it wasn’t until the last few years that I realized how shallow its conclusions and methodology are (e.g. Spurlock claimed to consume more calories than are mathematically possible on any combination of McDonalds menu items at the time). 

All of which is to say…


I hope she goes far, though I can’t help believe that she’ll just as easily become a carping eco-feminist. For now, though, she’s totally winsome and to be commended for reminding us that junk food and Big Agro are not the default.


About The Codgitator (a cadgertator)

Catholic convert. Quasi-Zorbatic. Freelance interpreter, translator, and web marketer. Former ESL teacher in Taiwan (2003-2012) and former public high school teacher (2012-2014). Married father of three. Multilingual, would-be scholar, and fairly consistent fitness monkey. My research interests include: the interface of religion and science, the history and philosophy of science and technology, ancient and medieval philosophy, and cognitive neuroscience. Please pray for me.
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