Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A Place at the Table

Towards the end of my stay in the States 2000, I was living on rationed multipack double-stuffed Oreos from CVS for a week, then dozens of donuts from Dunkin Donuts for another. In Switzerland 2004, it was cheap multipack chocolate bars for a better part of a year. In Korea 2009, several weeks worth of multipack ramen. All under $5.

I recommend this documentary film for those interested in food, the food industry, food insecurity. This happens not just in the States, but everywhere junk food is advertised widely and prevalent on every corner throughout major cities and around the world where food insecurity exists.

"If you look at what has happened to the relative price of fresh fruits and vegetables it has gone up 40% when the obesity epidemic began... In contrast the relative price of processed foods has gone down by 40%. So if you only have a limited amount of money to spend, you're going to spend you're going to spend it on the cheapest calories you can get, and that's going to be processed foods. This has to do with our farm policy and what we subsidize and what we don't." - Marion Nestle, Author of 'Food Politics' from the documentary 'A Place at the Table' (2012)

A PLACE AT THE TABLE (from the makers of Food Inc):

MARION NESTLE: "Today's 'Eat More' Environment"

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