True Food: A Love Poem
by Robyn OBrien, author of The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick and What We Can Do About It
As headlines swirl and climates whirl
And Wall Street finds its feet
Theres one refrain that doesnt change
Mommy, whats there to eat?
Well listen child, Ill tell you what,
Thats no small query there.
Come over here, and sit right down,
In fact, pull up a chair.
Your question, dear one, though you ask,
With all good heart intended,
Is fraught with complications that
Arent often comprehended.
What we call food is not the same
As what our grandmas ate.
Would she have had yellow 5 & 6
On her childs dinner plate?
What about acesulfame potassium?
Can you pronounce that, love?
Did grandmother have a jar of that
In her cupboards up above?
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