Feb. 2018 - The Food Police

2/7/18 #AgBookClub Recap

Miss the last #AgBookClub chat? No worries, we’ve compiled a summary of the chat to prepare you for next week!

This week, we kicked off our February read, The Food Police, by Jayson Lusk. Week 1 covered pages 1-40 (chapters 1 and 2), where we were introduced to the concept of “food police” and how they came to be.

Below are several responses that we thought summed up the Week 1 chat well, covered themes, or contained thought-provoking questions or comments.

Feel free to chime in with your thoughts in the comments section of this post or on Twitter (clicking the date at the bottom of each tweet will take you directly to that tweet on Twitter’s website). You can see the full conversation by searching “#AgBookClub” on Twitter.

Q1: What do you think of the book so far? Anything you like or don’t like?


Q2: Name one individual or group you would categorize as “food police.”


Q3: What’s your favorite argument used by “the food police” on why you should follow their preferred diet?


Q4: How do your food preparation habits differ from your parents’? Grandparents’?


Q5: “Per capita consumption of vegetables has increased by 20 percent since the 1970s…per capita consumption of fruits has increased by 10 percent since the 1970s.” Do you agree with this observation? Why are we eating more fruits and veggies than 40 years ago?


Q6: Keeping in mind that this book was written when grain prices were high a few years ago, do you think food prices are increasing or decreasing in the U.S.? Does it even matter?


Join us for Week 2 of our February read, The Food Police, on Wednesday, February 14th. We’ll be discussing pages 41 – 100 (chapters 3, 4, and 5). See the reading schedule here. If you’re never participated in AgBookClub before, please jump right in! We’d love to have you join us!

The #AgBookClub Twitter chat takes place Wednesdays at 8pm CST.

Check out what’s coming up on #AgBookClub in 2018. Have a book-lover friend? Invite them to join!


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