Tuesday, July 3

Reviewing Aaron Bobrow-Strain's “White Bread: A Social History of the Store-Bought Loaf,” Tamar Adler writes
The story of white bread may contain rare instances of well-meaning but misguided efforts. It contains many more stories of irresponsibly deployed technology, corporate greed and public welfare placed in the hands of distant stakeholders.
She complains,
He neglects to point out industrial bread’s contemporary counterparts: governmental and business interests that collude, in whatever spirit, to manufacture both problem and solution, about whose influence on our food we must stay clear-eyed and diligent.
I wonder how much she's read about regulatory capture, which would explain more to her about how and why governmental and business interests collude.

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