Survey: The Politics of Food
Tony Cenicola/The New York Times
According to the New York Times, it was a year of change in the way we eat. In America food safety was an issue as everyone ran from spinach and carrot juice. Michael Pollan's book "The Omnivore's dilemma" helped focus people's attention on where their food came from; eithical treatment of animals became a concern for many, from Foie gras in Chicago to lobster at Whole foods. Local food and the Hundred mile diet became big. Organics came to Wal-Mart.