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Let’s Put an End to Dietary Tribalism

What an interesting piece. No matter what camp of food philosophy (or non-philosophy, as one reader astutely named my views on food) you should read this.

At the end of the day, we may not have exactly the same goals (I don’t agree with the writer that our shared goal is health) but I think we do have a lot of common enemies . . .

Isn’t that a terrible thing to say?

But its true.

And frankly, they’re a lot bigger and more powerful than we are, even than our individual tribes are. I’m sure nothing makes them happier than watching us squabble amongst ourselves while they continue with business as usual.

Reading the comments pretty much proves the author’s point. The discourse IMMEDIATELY descended into the kind of tribalism the author is warning against. I would have laughed if it weren’t so sad.

We would all be better off to accept our differences and get down to work dismantling our broken food system so we can build something better that serves all of us, not just a chosen few.

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