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June 5, 2011

Juxtaposition of the Day: Eating our Peas

Michelle Obama New Food Group Icons

(photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images caption: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (C), Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack (L), and Surgeon General Regina Benjamin unveil a new food icon during an event June 2, 2011 at the Agriculture Department in Washington, DC. The Agriculture Department unveiled the new food icon as a replacement for the food pyramid to help people to make healthier food choices.)

New Yorker Cover Moral Guidance McCall

(illustration: Bruce McCall/New Yorker. June 6, 2011. caption: “Moral Guidance.”)

Does the New Yorker cover capture the collision between today’s anti-government mood and the health movement, or just a little natural resistance to a growing trend?  (If it’s the later, though, somebody please tell Coca-Cola.)

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