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Tom Philpott, "Are Quinoa, Chia Seeds, and other ‘Superfoods’ a Scam?" (from Mother Jones)
Also worth highlighting is this section:
“Worse than superfoods’ origin myths, though, are their effects on the people in their native regions. In 2009, at the height of the açaí berry hype, Bloomberg News reported that the fruit’s wholesale price had jumped 60-fold since the early 2000s, pricing the Amazonian villagers who rely on it out of the market. In the Andes, where quinoa has been cultivated since the time of the Incas, price spikes have turned a one-time staple into a luxury, and quinoa monocrops are crowding out the more sustainable traditional methods.” (emphasis mine)
So not only are the markets for “superfoods” putting the foods out of reach of the people who relied on them as a dietary staple, but there are foods easily accessible to us that deliver all the nutrition at a fraction of the cost, both to our grocery bill and to the social/environmental toll.
I swear, half of the Fiction Writing majors I saw write in teenie penmanship with a moleskin book - just blew my mind (and not in that positive, impressed way). I write best with the cheapest piece of crap spiral-bound notebook from Walmart - or, even better, a loose piece of paper or receipt.
If they show sports events at bars why don’t they show tv shows?
someone should get to making a fandom bar.
no but can you imagine? fandom themed drinks, tv show maraton nights, discount to cosplayers, and special season finale events.WHY ISNT THIS A THING??!!
The only such place I know of is in Wilmington for a certain one-season sci-fi western that went off the air 12 years ago, but this definitely happens from time to time at other bars here.
Though I also live in the only town in the universe where Jimmy John’s doesn’t deliver, so don’t rely on my information.