“researchers in the u.k. have developed
a vegetable called ‘super broccoli’
designed to fight heart disease.
not to be outdone,
researchers in america have developed
a way to stuff an oreo inside of another oreo.”
while many kids of my era ate glue, paste, chalk, and crayons
i was busy with my own unusual eating habits
because we played outside for hours and hours
in the fields and open spaces of our neighborhood
most every day
i supplemented by ‘indoor diet’
with my own outdoor natural food diet
often consisting of:
pulp from a freshly fallen tree stump
rich, black, loamy soil
and baby ants.
not sure why i was drawn to each of these things
or why or how i stayed healthy
must have been all of the snow i ate in the winter months
but i’ve learned not to eat baby ants
and i’ve since moved on to chocolate, pasta, and flamin’ hot cheetos
apparently i was one of the original clean eaters
quite by accident.
-michael pollan -‘in defense of food: an eater’s manifesto’
just happened upon this while grocery shopping
and based up the name and descriptors
i have absolutely no idea what it actually is.
things that i do know about it:
corn plays some sort of role
it is very yellow
corn can dance or do magic.
things i do not know about it:
is it animal, mineral or vegetable?
“truth is ever to be found in simplicity,
and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.”