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How to fix our food problems

2 Jan

This is a very interesting opinion by Mark Bittman of NYT about our food and how we should tackle our food problems in the coming year. The writer identified – sugar as a big issue to our growing obesity. He believes that we should tackle sugar as we tackle tobacco; we should be vigilant about how our food is produced and should reject pork produced in crate – we should care better for the animals destined for our dinner tables. And good food should be available to the poorest in our midst.
When people are poor they reach for the cheapest foods that are often the most unhealthy. If more unhealthy foods are eliminated then everyone would stand a better chance at health and healthy foods. Some of the stuff that we spend good money on are anything but food. Read the article for yourself here:

Nothing affects public health in the United States more than food. Gun violence kills tens of thousands of Americans a year. Heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes kill more than a million people a year — nearly half of all deaths — and diet is a root cause of many of those diseases.

And the root of that dangerous diet is our system of hyper-industrial agriculture, the kind that uses 10 times as much energy as it produces.

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/01/fixing-our-food-problem/?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20130102

 

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