Food and Philosophy: Eat, Think, and Be Merry (Philosophy by Fritz Allhoff, Dave Monroe

By Fritz Allhoff, Dave Monroe

Food & Philosophy bargains a set of essays which discover a number of philosophical themes regarding nutrients; it joins Wine & Philosophy and Beer & Philosophy in within the "Epicurean Trilogy." Essays are equipped thematically and written by means of philosophers, foodstuff writers, chefs.

* presents a severe mirrored image on what and the way we devour can give a contribution to a strong delight in gastronomic pleasures
* A considerate, but playful assortment which emphasizes the significance of nutrients as a formal item of philosophical mirrored image in its personal right

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Trans. C. B. Gulick. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press (Loeb), 1933, p. 546 (standard classicists’ reference: XII, 546). Rist, J. M. Epicurus: An Introduction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 104–5. One basic collection of surviving writings, Bailey, Cyril, Epicurus: The Extent Remains, Oxford: Clarendon Press, includes these quotations on pp. 117, 89, 127, and 137 (classicists’ shorthand: Vatican LXIII, Menoeceus 130, Stob. Floril. XVIII, 14, Porphyry ad Marc. 28). qxd 8/3/07 11:23 AM Page 30 Michael Symons 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 These two overly neglected banquet references come from Festugière, A.

Nor are we willing to put much effort or money into those we feed. What we feed our children affects their health and wellbeing. The rise of childhood obesity is perhaps the most recognized health outcome, but it is not as though non-obese children have very healthy eating habits either. Obesity is simply the most evident health consequence of our eating habits. 18 In other words, the overwhelming majority of our youth are not eating in a week the minimum daily recommendations for fruits and vegetables.

Food manufacturers use these low-cost ingredients to produce and sell us foods that we eat too much of. qxd 8/3/07 11:25 AM Page 36 Lydia Zepeda consequence of our unhealthy eating habits. From a public health perspective the system we have created makes no sense. For an individual or family to buy a healthier diet we have to spend more money because we have constructed a system in which energy-dense foods are artificially cheap. The Role of Technology and Social Change While plentiful land and government policy have played a role in what we eat, technology and social change have also had a big impact on what and how we eat.

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