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Michael Pollan on the beef recall

Seriously, not to be preachy, but why are you still eating fast food? Eating habits are not matters of personal choice anymore. Most environmentalists, not to mention nutritionists and even economists, are increasingly in agreement that partaking of the cheap food produced by the industrialized food chain is akin to, if not worse than, driving a gas-guzzling SUV. The recent recall of 143 million pounds of beef highlights why our way of procuring food is not merely unsustainable, it’s also unspeakably cruel and ultimately bad for our health. Michael Pollan, author of the seminal The Omnivore’s Dilemma, spoke with Newsweek in the wake of the USDA recall.