It is not poetic license to say we are luminous creatures. We eat the sunlight that plants convert into starch for our dietary benefit. Thank you, rice. Thank you, grains. Thank you, sun.
Inedia is not simply a cultural titillation. It’s a finger pointing to our dysfunctional relationship to food—to wild excesses of sugar and salt; to fast and modified food; to wastage, spoilage and methane-belching animal farms; to eating disorders and childhood obesity; even, I suppose, to the weird ubiquity of weigh scales.