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|| 24 September 2020

John Mackey: The Whole World Is Getting Fat

Whole Foods Founder John Mackey recently gave an interview to The New York Times. The article touched on a number of topics, among them food choices and the growing worldwide problem with obesity. Below are some of the points John Mackey made in the interview:

Some people have been moving in the right direction, and the majority of people in the wrong direction. We can see that through the way people eat today versus the way they ate 50 or 60 years ago. The whole world is getting fat.

We’re getting fat, and we’re getting sicker. There’s a very high correlation between obesity and Covid deaths.

In some sense, we’re all food addicts. We love things that are rich, that are sweet. And the market is providing people what they want. I don’t think there’s an access problem. I think there’s a market demand problem. People have got to become wiser about their food choices. And if people want different foods, the market will provide it.

Whole Foods has opened up stores in inner cities. We’ve opened up stores in poor areas. And we see the choices. It’s less about access and more about people making poor choices, mostly due to ignorance. It’s like a being an alcoholic. People are just not conscious of the fact that they have food addictions and need to do anything about it.

We have not done a good job of educating people about what healthy food is. I tend to think it’s going to come about through education and through people becoming more aware and conscious about eating healthier, and then the market will respond to that.


|| 20 September 2020

Murray’s Cheese

Last week, after I wrote about my online cheese shopping, one of our Chic & Slim readers Betty wrote to let me know about a wonderful source of cheeses here in the USA. Betty also shared good news about her cheese maker son. More . . .


|| 17 September 2020

La Fromagerie d’Annabelle

With the previous Nouvelles I used a photo of a favorite French cheese shop of our Chic & Slim Special Correspondent Kat. Following that Nouvelles, Kat sent along more information about the cheese shop. More . . .