Dr Oz—you know, Oprah’s doctor—wrote in Time that “organic food is great, it’s just not very democratic.” Then he encouraged using frozen spinach.
Tom Philpotts took offense to that in Mother Jones and argued that food free of pesticides actually SHOULD BE A HUMAN RIGHT AND THEREFORE DEMOCRATIC and that Oz should have used his platform to say that!
I just realized that I haven’t had spinach in … ages? Weeks? Months. Last night I ate a can of chickpeas for dinner. The night before I had mozzarella sticks. The night before that I had a cheeseburger. I AM EXACTLY THE PERSON that Oz is saying should just buck up and and buy frozen spinach. Ahhh. BUT PESTICIDES. (BUT SCURVY.)