Raw, adjective: 1. uncooked, as articles of food: a raw carrot.
"Eating is an agricultural act."
~ Wendell Berry, by way of Michael Pollan
Excellent short piece by Michael Pollan in yesterday's Insight section. MP touches on the post-1970s history of the present-day food movement (symbolized in part by Michelle O's White House vegetable garden), the politics of sustainability, his own "lover's quarrel" with nature, and the role of Thoreauvian wildness in all of this. You'll find throwbacks to many of the names you've come to associate with the early movement: Frances Moore Lappe, Wendell Berry, etc.
Good shit. Read it.
Eating is an Agricultural Act (SFGate)