Visiting an organic farm in Hawaii on Saturday, First Lady Michelle Obama said that â€œarugula and steakâ€ was her â€œfavoriteâ€ mealÂ andÂ expressed her view that American children need to â€œget their palates adjustedâ€ so they will begin eating properly.
Having been hoped and changed out of a job, it’s been a while since I had a nice steak. And have you seen the price of arugula at Whole Foods lately? Most people can’t eat as well as Michelle Obama because they simply can’t afford it. But I’ll be honest, what problem would you rather have? Our poor people starving because they can’t afford to buy food? Or our poor people getting fat because they eat too much inexpensive, processed food? This country tends to have a problem more with the latter, and I think that’s a good thing.
For Michelle, the problem really seems to be that the poor can’t afford to shop at Whole Foods, because those poor neighborhoods, after all, aren’t even likely to have a Whole Foods. What a tragedy. Are there really neighborhoods in America that don’t have a single place to buy fresh food? Even Wal-Mart has fresh food, though I know some cities have made a concerted effort to keep Wal-Mart out. It’s an evil corporation, after all.