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Friday, May 09, 2008

Open Up! It's the Food Police!

One reason I watch Alton Brown's Good Eats (in addition to the factlets) is the appearances of the “food police,” men in black uniforms and sunglasses announcing inane food regulations.

For an example of a proposed inane regulation, there's the following idea from a British chef:

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay says British restaurants should be fined if they serve fruit and vegetables which are not in season.

He told the BBC that fruit and vegetables should be locally-sourced and only on menus when in season.

Mr Ramsay said he had already spoken to Prime Minister Gordon Brown about outlawing out-of-season produce.

He says it would cut carbon emissions as less food would be imported and also lead to improved standards of cooking.

Wouldn't it also lead to nutrition shortages? Lifespans are increasing partly because we're eating more produce.

If these regulations are implemented, we can expect produce prices to skyrocket … which will, of course, be blamed on capitalism.

2 Comments:

Blogger John A said...

Take away his olives.

And is he including preserves? Take away his olive oil, and see if he can cook at all. And his pepper.

9:29 PM  
Blogger Jason said...

Longer lives equals more carbon emissions, so the nutritional deficit is actually a plus. People will die sooner and Gaia will be happy.

7:19 PM  

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