Raw, adjective: 1. uncooked, as articles of food: a raw carrot.
Oh my gato! There's so much good reading to catch up on this morning.
I'm really excited to discover that Marion Nestle, expert extraordinaire on the politics of food and nutrition, is starting a regular column for the SF Chron. This is great. Nestle's a serious badass. You might recognize her from Morgan Spurlock's fast-food documentary from a few years ago, "Super Size-Me."
The first weekly column is here. Nestle manages a succinct yet thorough look at the many issues re: supply/demand, obesity/starvation, etc. that are simultaneously plaguing first- and third-world economies. Bookmark it for future goodness.
And if you want more on Nestle, read this 2006 Salon feature on her book, "What to Eat."
Global food crisis comes back to calories (SFGate)
Supermarket Sleuth (Salon)