Just watched "Fed Up", the 2014 documentary about child obesity in America.
Relevant quotes: "Junk is junk even if it is less junky" LOL reminded when I used to put veggies on instant ramen.
"We're [America] the richest society in the world. We've failed because we've placed private profits and special interests ahead of public health". This one particularly resonated with me because I believe in socialism, so I'm biased.
"We're producing the world's deadliest diet and exporting it to other countries"
Cool facts: -Representatives of the US government boicotted the World Health Organization decision on setting the sugar dietary limit to 10% of one's total diet by threatening them to withdraw their economic support to the organization. Afterwards it's 25%. Sugar lobbying's job well done.
-1/5 of black children and 1/7 white children may experience obesity, compared to 1/20 children in the 80s.
-It is expected that in the next 20 years 95% of Americans will be obese, 1/3 will have diabetes, and 75% of health care costs will come from treatment of chronic diseases.
Why was the documentary cool?
What they were explaining I was feeling it. I popped bowl of cherries tomatoes/blueberries just watching. Since I was a kid, just seeing food makes me hungry even if my stomach says "out of service sis". I experience sugar cravings. I used to make bad decisions at the supermarket based on food labels. I did the exercise trying to lose weight.
What's the solution?
They said to demonise bad processed food in the same way society demonised tobacco. Personally I think this will take forever but it'll be pretty effective. As a smoker who approves of tobacco demonising, I hope to see this happening.
I'm glad I watched this documentary, it makes me stay inspired to eat better. Also reminds me that is all about the power, after all the 20 brands being criticised refused to participate.
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