by Marion Nestle
Oct 15 2008
The irony of too little and too much food
Surely, this collection of items is nothing if not ironic. The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has issued its 2008 Global Hunger Index, which maps 33 countries with alarmingly high rates of hunger. And then we have Taco Bell’s new Big Bell Box; it racks up 1670 calories with the drink and more than 3 grams of sodium (about 7 grams of salt). We also have the Heart Attack Grill, which I guess is not really a joke.
I thank Andy Bellatti and Hugh Joseph for pointing these out (I think).