May 08, 2008
This morning on the news I saw a story about pastry chefs around Boston offering special desserts that you can buy to support breast cancer. Or rather, to support breasts, um, to not have cancer. Awkward. Anyway.
So haven't I been reading that sugar feeds cancer? That a diet full of processed foods actually can cause the problem in the first place?
Wouldn't a better message be to donate money to the charity every time someone ordered, say, kale? Or an unusally tasty bean dish? Why perpetuate the myth that diet and health are unrelated? This Mother's Day, sons and daughters will be visiting some of Boston finest restaurants, treating Mom to some lovely charitable cannolis, with every bite creating a greater likelihood of their own disease. Maybe I'm being overly dramatic but come on people! Use this opportunity to inform, not distract! Then maybe we really will help the cause.