by Patrick Appel
Unsurprisingly, Michael Pollan is refusing to boycott Whole Foods even though he disagrees with John Mackey’s Op-Ed. His reasoning:
[If] health insurers can no longer pick and choose their clients, and throw sick people out, they will develop a much stronger interest in prevention, which is to say, in changing the way America feeds itself. When health insurers realize they will make thousands more in profits for every case of type II diabetes they can prevent, they will develop a strong interest in things like corn subsidies, local food systems, farmer’s markets, school lunch, public health campaigns about soda, etc.