FOOD, FACTS and FADS

Exploring the sense and nonsense of food and health


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Words of Wisdom? Our Food System.

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For his TEDx talk, click on “What’s Wrong With Our Food System? in the following article. This amazing kid has been talking sense about our food systems since he was eleven years old. His approach is anti-GMO and pro-organic farming.  For more information on Slow Food USA, click HERE. Enjoy!

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Why We Get Fat?

The reasons for why we have an obesity crisis have 011abeen stated many times. However, this article shows it with some simple graphs. Why should we wonder why we have gained weight?  The answers are obvious when you look at the comparisons about our food intake now compared to back in 1950.

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The Evolution of The Standard American Diet

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I recently found this excellent video by Mark Bittman, an American food journalist, author and former columnist at the New York Times.  He is currently a fellow at the Union of Concerned Scientists.

He succinctly describes the origin and evolution of the Standard American Diet (SAD) in a provocative and entertaining manner. If you eat, you should listen to his 20 minute description of the heart of what we eat and why. The video was filmed in 2007, but still remains true today.

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