D-Mail: Comments on November's "Mean and Green" feature
Just got a nice letter from a reader and chef in the area, in response to James O'Brien's story in the November issue...feel free to add your comments below!
As an East Bay chef and ecologist, I appreciated James O'Brien's "Mean and Green" Rant in your November issue. I agree with his premise that the radical fringe of the Sustainable Food movement can do more harm than good when it succeeds in "turning the repetitive acts of everyday life into one long string of guilt trips." As a society we need to realize that there are many paths toward green, and allow people to embrace the actions that speak to them. Only by becoming more inclusive, not more divisive, can we hope to take what is still a rare phenomenon (only 3% of U.S. produce is organic, only 1% is bought at farmers markets) and create something with lasting roots.
Chef, The Sunny Side Cafe, Albany