Thursday, June 7, 2007

Disturbing

It is disturbing to see how Americans eat compared to the rest of the world. To have it visually represented brings home the fact that we are a society driven by consumerism and convenience. Notice how little fresh food is displayed in the American households compared with the rest of the world. Notice how very few staples such as flour, sugar, beans, bread, and pasta are displayed. You can almost identify what their menu is each day by the boxes provided. When the majority of the food we ingest is pre-packaged and processed, is it any wonder that obesity is such an issue? Then there is the whole issue of how much money is spent and how many people it is supposed to feed, not to mention whether it is locally grown......

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