Last night on PBS I caught about 15 minutes of an interview with Robert Kenner, the producer/director of the new documentary Food Inc.
Two key points really caught my attention:
1) Even if you never eat at a fast food restaurant the fast food industry controls what you eat. WHAT? Yes, McDonald's is the nation's largest purchaser of beef, potatoes, lettuce and tomatoes. So basically they control the production of almost the entire nation's production of these food products. One more reason to buy local and buy organic.
2) One third of Americans born after 2000 will be diagnosed with diabetes. One of the reasons being lower income Americans can't afford to buy healthful food. When the choice is $2.29 for six bananas or $1.29 for a two liter bottle of Coke too many people are opting for the soda.
I only caught 15 minutes of the interview but I did spend some time checking out the movie's website (http://www.foodincmovie.com/) and there are so many more frightening facts. Plus you can sign the petition to assure healthy food choices in school.
The movie opens up in limited cities June 12th. To see if a screening is scheduled in your area click here.
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