"It has been a movement that’s pretty much started with the people who can afford to pay for this kind of food. Do I think that’s unfortunate? I really don’t … a lot of great movements in this country, including women’s suffrage, including the civil rights movement, started with elites and ended up becoming mass movements through powerful ideas."
What do you think? Are elites the chicken or the egg here? Or is there another way of understanding how the food revolution Dan Barber is a part of became so widely embraced?
mhisadj said: For me, it is not so much a question of if elites helped to start the local food movement but of how to cultivate the local food movement within the rest of our society. Where something starts does not matter; it is how far it can go that counts.