Poor people aren’t trying hard enough to eat healthy

So some vegan chef thinks poor people are just lazy and that’s why they don’t eat healthy. It’s on old myth being used in a new way by people who have no idea what poverty is or means.

The problem here is that not everyone has access to “fresh organic spinach” or lives next to a Whole Foods. See: food deserts. People might not be eating Pop Tarts because they’re shunning the farmers market; they might not have a farmers market at ALL. And it goes way beyond individual choice — our food system is so messed up that it’s ludicrous to suggest the problem is choosing the right food. But legislation and large-scale change is less fun to chat about at your vegan yoga cocktail hour.

via Vegan tries to prove poor people aren’t trying hard enough to eat healthy | Grist.

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