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We are inundated with unhealthy processed foods, fast foods, and soft drinks. Let's turn this deplorable state of affairs around together, for a healthy you!
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Fast Food, Fat Profits: Obesity in America

Fast Food, Fat Profits: Obesity in America | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it

Obesity in America has reached a crisis point. Two out of every three Americans are overweight, one out of every three is obese. One in three are expected to have diabetes by 2050.
Minorities have been even more profoundly affected. African-Americans have a 50 per cent higher prevalence of obesity and Hispanics 25 per cent higher when compared with whites.
How did the situation get so out of hand? Josh Rushing explores the world of cheap food for Americans living at the margins.
What opportunities do people have to eat healthy? Who is responsible for food deserts and processed food in American schools?
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Steve Kingsley's insight:

I disagree. Cheap/fast foods are not the culprits. We cook at home with  healthy foods, veggies, and other ingredients and it costs LESS - actually MUCH LESS - as we are slim and so healthy we haven't seen a doctor in years.

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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, July 20, 2013 8:46 PM

I disagree. Cheap/fast foods are not the culprits. We cook at home with  healthy foods, veggies, and other ingredients and it costs LESS - actually MUCH LESS - as we are slim and so healthy we haven't seen a doctor in years.

Annette Ferri's curator insight, July 23, 2013 12:29 AM

Obesity and diabetes is on the rise because of hidden toxic chemicals in food and the disgusting way things are grown and manufactured. This epidemic will continue unless people choose organic.

Steve Kingsley's comment, July 27, 2013 12:30 PM
I disagree again... obesity and diabetes are due to: 1) The loss of self-control; 2) Most people choosing junk food EVEN when healthy foods are around.
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The Future of Food

There is a food revolution happening in America today. People are seeking out farmers' markets, organic produce and good restaurants. At the same time, our food supply is increasingly controlled by multi-national corporations. Over the past 10 years, with the advent of genetic engineering and the massive expansion of pesticide companies, like Monsanto, into the seed business, the very nature of our food system has radically changed with potentially disastrous effects on our food security. Patenting of life is now permitted, no labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMO's) in food is required, research is conducted on these issues by universities beholden to the "agri-corps" who fund them, and the major regulatory agencies are run by former execs from these very companies. All the while, the average citizens remain blissfully unaware that they are eating GMO food and supporting the aggressive "corporatization' of their food sources. In fascinating and accessible terms, 'The Future of Food' illuminates the major issues ultimately affecting us all -- some surreal, some futuristic, many frightening. Yet, 'The Future of Food' is a hopeful film, featuring insightful and moving interviews with farmers, agriculture and business experts and policymakers. It sees a future in which an informed consumer can join the revolution by demanding natural, healthy food sources that insure environmental integrity.


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Amen!

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