Where the heck do you live Jaquo? I live in Nashville Tn. Although the south is known for fried chicken and pork barbque, we do eat other things. I have 3 independant produce places within a mile of my house which sell the best of the seasons fruits and vegatables, both organic or not. Within 2 miles there are about 4 farmers markets on different days of the week attended by both organic and not farmers. I can buy organic, local eggs, beet, chicken pork and goat meat at any number of places.
Dining out has too many farm to table choices to count…one or two of which grow their own produce. And even before the food revolution, there was nothing better than mustard, turnip or collard greens, poke salut, squash, okra snap beans, purple hull peas, …I could go on and on. There is plenty of great food in America.
Perhaps the caveat is that you need to be in a city or a town near a city to have the best at your fingertips but that is not just an American story. And having to go to a specialty store for the best is not just American according to my European friends who tell me that cheap prepared foods in the supermarket there are pure toxic s**t too.
Europe has done a much better job in preserving their small farmers, so food in the boondocks is better than here in some or possibly all states, but quite honestly, there is nothing much better than hickory smoke bbque on a corn cake now and again and not much less healthy than a couple croissants which are half butter.