Sometimes food is … well, just food.

Russ Parsons, food editor at Los Angeles Times, has issued a smart, balanced call for reason in the snipefest that more-often-than-not characterizes the debates over food sustainability.

Food is not just a culinary abstraction. No matter how much you and I might appreciate the amazing bounty produced by talented, quality-driven farmers, we also have to acknowledge that sometimes food is . . . well, just food. So when we start dreaming about how to make our epicurean utopia, we also have to keep in mind that our first obligation is to make sure that healthful, fresh food remains plentiful and inexpensive enough that anyone can afford it.

Parsons‘ commentary provides an insightful, if uncomfortable, gaze in the mirror. Read it.

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