So some vegan chef thinks poor people are just lazy and that’s why they don’t eat healthy. It’s on old myth being used in a new way by people who have no idea what poverty is or means.
The problem here is that not everyone has access to “fresh organic spinach” or lives next to a Whole Foods. See: food deserts. People might not be eating Pop Tarts because they’re shunning the farmers market; they might not have a farmers market at ALL. And it goes way beyond individual choice — our food system is so messed up that it’s ludicrous to suggest the problem is choosing the right food. But legislation and large-scale change is less fun to chat about at your vegan yoga cocktail hour.