This piece is my view of a great piece of writing in the art form of putdown; I couldn’t possibly write something this good, so just read the piece instead of me.
I actually like Whole Foods and shop there on rare occasions when I feel I can afford to buy slightly better food for way more money. I like the appearance and cleanliness of the store, but am irritated by almost everything else about it, including the often low taste of beautifully arranged but otherwise tasteless food.
The point I’ll go off on is:
Ever notice that you don’t meet poor people with special diet needs? A gluten intolerant house cleaner? A cab driver with Candida? Candida is what I call a rich, white person problem.
This is exactly what I believe I see on the Internet as a steady diet of terrible nutrition “advice”, stupid people with more money than brains believing celebrity “advisers” who would flunk basic biology courses but give veganism advice to presidents. I look forward to the day when it becomes widely recognized how stupid the gluten-free fad is and when the same advisers will be pushing grains again (actually they do, just ignoring the chemistry of grains, the same as they treat white flour as poison and whole flour as magic despite it being 85% the same as white flour).
Somehow, the few of us who can afford to make food choices make fairly stupid ones, while meanwhile criticizing those who can’t afford over-priced food for eating GMOs which are keeping most of the world alive while the same over-privileged fraction of us go off on the “natural” (new term for organic once Walmart became largest supplier of the organic label) and “local” (the solution to all agricultural and nutrition issues, despite the fact that most of us live somewhere we’d starve 80% of the time since we don’t live in a Portland climate where we can get something, even if awful, all year round).
Food faddism is really stupid and incredibly damaging to people. But the sanctimonious types have to have something where they think they can feel superior to everyone else.