Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Freedom Fries not on the Menu

Here in the US, activists like Alice Waters try to improve the school lunch program in which cheap food is augmented by the leftovers of industrial agriculture. Over in France, things are a little different.

That article reminds me of that moment in Sicko, the Michael Moore movie (which many understandably gripe about) where MM is talking to American expat mothers in France, hearing about how the government sends a nurse to help them at home after the birth, and Michael says (sarcastically) 'Next you'll be saying the send someone to do your laundry,' which, of course, they do. Oh, social democracy.