So Glenn has been on this crazy hippie diet for a few weeks, all as part of an effort to improve his health. But on radio this morning, Glenn went through great lengths to justify his highly unusual food choices.
"This is ridiculous. People have written to me with all kinds of suggestions on what I should do on my diet and everything else, and we were having an argument this morning about, you know, Michelle Obama and getting healthy and everything else and then it started into genetic food modification and I mean, we ‑‑ it was a tough morning. By 8:00 we had already debated the pros and cons of genetic food modification," Glenn said.
"Pat and I are both of the feeling that, you know, we are doing great damage to ourselves, to our planet long term by modifying our food."
"Stu brought up the point that because we have genetically modified food, we can grow more food for people. The counterpoint is it takes more to feed them because the nutrients aren't there," Glenn said.
"I would tend to disagree with almost everything you just said," Stu said.
"No, here's the thing. We were having this conversation and then Julie, my assistant, brought in my one lemonade that I can have a day," Glenn countered.
"Now, I want to show you. I brought it in and I said, oh, thank you. And I said, could you take it around? Could we rent a limo for this lemonade and take it around town before I consume it? Because it really should be treated with care and be ‑‑ I mean, I shouldn't just drink it. I should show it a good time first. Two glasses are $12," Glenn said.
"Unless you're a farmer, unless you're growing it all yourself, no human being can have truly organic food. Because I know I'm getting scammed on some $5,000 piece of lettuce," Glenn joked about the outrageous price of true organic food.
"The best job with this is Penn and Teller on one of their shows. They did organic food and they did a scam on green conventions where everyone was talking organic and they put two tomatoes and they had a taste test, one was organic, one wasn't. And they labeled them incorrectly. So every single person comes up and they are just like, oh, this organic one is so fresh, it tastes delicious. And, of course, that was the regular one and they are like, this one, oh, this just has no taste. It's totally bland and, of course, that was the organic one. Then they did one where they actually cut the same banana in half and put half of it labeled as organic and half of it labeled as nonorganic and everyone chose the organic one again. 99% of that is just in your head."
"I have a good friend Ed who is in the restaurant business, he calls the organic thing a total scam. But I don't think there's anything wrong with trying to be more natural," Pat said,
"But don't get sucked into this thing that what you're buying at the grocery store. Because what you're buying at the grocery store, believe me when they said you've got to eat organic, Tania said, well, we do a lot of that already. We have organic this and organic that. No, no. No, we don't. You can't ‑‑ if you really have to get rid of all the toxins and everything else, you can't do it," Glenn said of the cost of organic food.
And here's Glenn being sad: