well, the bleep is hitting the fan over at the ethicurean, where bonnie posted our article. i've never really been publicly skewered like that before (except for the time when someone called me a troglodyte on yelp), but i guess i asked for it by wanting to play devil's advocate.
let me respond by saying this: i don't think that there is an easy answer for any of these questions. i just wanted to bring a little attention to the other side of the michael pollan/alice waters argument. there are things about both sides that are really positive (that's why we're having a pig dinner with riverdog farm next week), and all i wanted was to get people to think a little more carefully about where their food comes from and what that means.
(by the way, mp told me he liked the piece, and that it's a discussion that needs to be had. so there!)