Savvy Insights from Boston Globe Columnist Derrick Z. Jackson
Posted Dec 18 2008 8:12pm
Call me mushy, but I get so incredibly excited -- with this heartwarming feeling in my being -- whenever I find an astute, thoughtful journalist, who is waking up his or her readers to the dangers of diabetes, processed foods, etc.
I'm telling you, it's still thrilling to have a fellow journalist stand up to major food companies making processed culprit carbs. (At the time, he wrote, "We have created this monster by allowing trash food marketers to prey on our children and by letting our children disappear into video screens."
"The obvious question is whether diabetes and obesity have to be the price of `progress' and ``modernization.' Everyone knows the answer is no. Yet there are no concerted efforts to halt the progress of this modern disease."
Although in his piece, he singles out salt (and sort of glosses over sugar), it's an interesting column nonethess. What's more, he rightly puts the spotlight on fast food as drivers to disease and diabetes. (I'll have to see what I can do to get him to write more about sugar!)