Cancel culture knives are now out for apple pie: ‘As American as stolen land’

Cultural commentary has come down to pies.

The British publication The Guardian recently published a food article titled “Food injustice: Let’s start with America’s apple pie,” penned by contributor Raj Patel — who questions the origins of apples and sugar in the U.S. and makes the case that they have played a role in creating a negative cultural outcome.

“In the drama of nationalist culture, the bloody and international origins of the apple pie are subject to a collective amnesia. The apple pie is as American as stolen land, wealth and labor,” Mr. Patel wrote in his analysis.

Apple Pie by Brad Greenlee is licensed under Flickr CC BY 2.0

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