The Perils of Eating, American Style

>Paul Bragg, 91, claims that his lifeguard's physique was the result of two hours of daily exercise at Honolulu's Waikiki Beach and his special diet. He eats natural foods—fresh fruits, vegetables, seeds, but little meat and no salt; he plans to live to 120.

>A California farmer who markets produce supposed to be "organic"—free of insecticide and chemical fertilizer—is known to spray his crops at night to protect them from insects and himself from his customers' wrath.

> A young Chicago secretary looks up from her fourth salad of the day with a frown....

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!