[Preview] A global food revolution

[Preview] A global food revolution

November 6, 2019 2 By William Morgan


There are many ways to start this story.
I prefer to start it in 1984,
the year that George Orwell wrote
in his novel about Big Brother.
Kind of fitting because in the same year
the American government launched
a campaign
to tell people how they should think
about food,
what they should eat,
what they should not eat.
They should fear fat,
they should fear cholesterol,
they should fear real food
like eggs and bacon.
There was no good evidence at the time
and there still isn’t
that this would do anything good.
And looking back
with the benefit of hindsight,
you can see the problem.
If you tell people to fear real food
and not eat it
then people will be hungrier and
will have to eat more of something else.
And that something else is usually sugar
and refined carbohydrates.