A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from January 21, 2013
“People are fed by the food industry, which pays no attention to health”

American author and farmer Wendell Berry wrote in Sex, Economy, Freedom & Community: Eight Essays (1993):

“There is no connection between food and health. People are fed by the food industry, which pays no attention to health, and are healed by the health industry, which pays no attention to food.”

The quotation was printed on posters and appeared on many websites in 2012, with one version edited as:

“People are fed by the FOOD industry, which pays no attention to HEALTH...and are treated by the HEALTH industry, which pays no attention to FOOD.”


Wikipedia: Wendell Berry
Wendell Berry (born August 5, 1934) is an American man of letters, academic, cultural and economic critic, and farmer. He is a prolific author of novels, short stories, poems, and essays. He is also an elected member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, a recipient of The National Humanities Medal, and the Jefferson Lecturer for 2012.

Google Books
Sex, Economy, Freedom & Community:
Eight Essays

By Wendell Berry
New York, NY: Pantheon Books
1993
Pg. XVII:
There is no connection between food and health. People are fed by the food industry, which pays no attention to health, and are healed by the health industry, which pays no attention to food.

Google Books
March 1994, Vegetarian Times, pg. 19, col. 3:
“There is no connection [made] between food and health. People are fed by the food industry, which pays no attention to health, and are healed by the health industry, which pays no attention to food.” — Writer and farmer Wendell Berry in his recent book Sex, Economy, Freedom & Community.

Carlene Federer
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2012
Quote of the Week
“People are fed by the food industry which pays no attention to health, and are treated by the health industry, which pays no attention to food.” Wendell Berry

Environmental, Health and Safety News
JAN 9, 2013
“Fed by the food industry bad health”
People are fed by the FOOD industry, which pays no attention to HEALTH...and are treated by the HEALTH industry, which pays no attention to FOOD.

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Urban Food Revolution
Posted on January 16, 2013 by Urban Food Revolution
“People are fed by the food industry, which pays no attention to health, & healed by the health industry which pays no attention to food.”-Wendell Berry

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Monday, January 21, 2013 • Permalink