Off topic, earlier I was reading this on Yahoo! and was excited about the fact someone finally recognized you can be fat and malnourished at the same time. I absolutely loved the following excerpt:
In the film, New York University nutrition professor Marion Nestle notes that the price of processed foods has decreased by 40 percent since 1980 while the price of fruit and vegetables has gone up by the same amount. The price disparity has helped drive the obesity epidemic, especially among low-income groups, she contends.HOWEVER! They totally lost me here:
Some of the solutions proposed in "A Place at the Table" include expanding food stamps, ensuring that all children who qualify for free school lunches have access to them, implementing nutrition education, reexamining farm subsidies, and revising guidelines for federal food assistance.No. No no no no no. We do not need to expand food stamps. In the same subject, we do not need to allow food stamps to BUY processed foods. What say we actually limit the food stamps to buying healthy, nutritious, unprocessed foods. How about the government stop backing the processed food industry.
Why is it that people are going hungry and no one wants to talk about it? Is it because of shame? Or is it because our government likes us this way - corn syrup ingesting, GMO-loving, processed food junkies?