Reaching Ripeness

Too much fun. Roger Cohen today riffed on the NYT's recent article about calorie restriction and longevity. (I covered it Friday: Calorie Restriction = Fountain of Youth? Don't Believe the Hype).

He asks, "before everyone holds the French fries," to consider the misery of the starved lab animal.

His op ed is here. My favorite line:

"As Edgar notes in King Lear, 'Ripeness is all.' You don’t get to ripeness by eating apple peel for breakfast."

picture by Elena Snegireva