Pollan painting #4: The golden arches
The latest in a series of interpretive paintings done by 5-year-old Frederick, inspired by his mother’s reading "The Omnivore’s Dilemma" and summarizing it for him. (See #1, Children of the corn | #2: Chicken Little at Magic Mountain | #3: Sequoia National Pork)
To counteract billions in marketing dollars, parents must start young.
When the subject of McDonald’s came up during a Christmastime car journey with the in-laws, Frederick chimed in: “McDonald’s food tastes good because they put chemicals in it.”
Gasps were audible. I took the opportunity to discuss some of Eric Schlosser’s information in "Fast Food Nation."
During a recent snowy weekend, I reinforced the message with some more "Omnivore's Dilemma" storytelling. Here is Frederick's version.
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