Monday, April 14, 2008

Another View of Food Insecurity -- It's for Somebody Else

From today's New York Times article Despite Tough Times, Ultrarich Keep Spending--
"'When times get tough, the smart spend money,” said David Monn, an event planner who is organizing a black-tie party on May 10 for dignitaries and recent purchasers of apartments at the Plaza Hotel; the average price there was $7 million. 'Short of our country going on food stamps, I don’t think we’re doing anything differently.'"

AND, in news from the other side -- from the Washington Post, School Nutrition Plans Unravel--
"Sharp rises in the cost of milk, grain and fresh fruits and vegetables are hitting cafeterias across the country, forcing cash-strapped schools to raise prices or pinch pennies by serving more economical dishes. Some school officials on a mission to help fight childhood obesity say it's becoming harder to fill students' plates with healthy, low-fat foods."

1 comment:

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

And so, you see the paradox of our culture... sigh...