Apparently, some people believe that those who want Americans to pay a little more for higher quality food (thus lowering our health care costs and the cost of environmental damages caused by conventional agriculture) are elitists. Well, if that's what it means to be an elitist, sign me up. I'm sure I can be elite with the best of them. Funny, because I always associate the term "elite" with women who get regular manicures, pedicures, and massages, who spend hundreds of dollars a month getting their hair dyed and styled, who drive a Mercedes S class, and who have an au pair and housekeeper in their house every day. It didn't occur to me that someone who sports either boots with cow poop stains or worn out flip flops nearly every day of the year could be an elitist. How about a mom who wears a baseball cap every third day, and buys her kids' clothes on ebay? Could I really fall into the category of the elite?
This article in the New York Times says that, because of my beliefs about food, some people think I do. So be it. But, here's my question, if I'm the definition of an elitist, what does that make the cover-girl moms who drive a Mercedes S class and have au pairs and housekeepers?