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BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,433
2/27/13 3:08 A

"So just stamping our foot will change the world, whomever puts out the video will get richer, but the rest of us won't.......................don't think people everywhere will stop eating, nevertheless."

I.... don't even know how to respond to a comment like this.

The video is meant as an educational tool for "inner city youth" - I don't believe its intent is to "stamp feet and expect the world to change." I DO think it is part of a larger educational/social movement that is attempting (against the odds, and many many barriers) to reconnect people with healthy food and DISconnect people from the sort of processed-food diet that is literally killing them.

Whomever put out the video gets richer? Well I certainly hope so. The organization that put it out, is a self-described "solar-powered for-profit/non-profit hybrid that will sell juice, smoothies, and compost in order to improve health, promote sustainable agriculture, and create green jobs for low-income youth and formerly incarcerated individuals. SOS Juice, in which the SOS stands for 'System out of our System', is a monthly food justice and health equity event inspired by Occupy, the Black Panthers free breakfast program, and Indigenous Wisdom and sacred ceremony." If this is a way that some of the most disadvantaged and at-risk demographics can get a little "richer"? Then GOOD.

Don't think people everywhere will stop eating? No? No probably not. But I do not believe that as a society and as a species, we are incapable of change? I mean here at Spark aren't we all changing on an individual level? Isn't one of the first things that most of us encounter typically that "reality check" when we start becoming informed and aware and eating mindfully? What is wrong with a group that is trying to extend that message to youth at risk? Why so cynical? I just don't get it.

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (563,939)
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2/26/13 11:15 P

Wow, that sure is an eye opener!!!

Edited by: JANIEWWJD at: 2/26/2013 (23:15)
FITGLAMGIRL Posts: 2,045
2/26/13 10:49 P

Yeah I don't think it will stop everyone from eating like this, but for me if one person watches this video and stops eating this junk food and supporting these companies that put out junk then it is a WIN WIN. It's one person, one family at a time and we CAN change the world.

ETHELMERZ Posts: 19,652
2/26/13 9:53 P

So just stamping our foot will change the world, whomever puts out the video will get richer, but the rest of us won't.......................don't think people everywhere will stop eating, nevertheless.

BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,433
2/26/13 9:49 P

It was hard-hitting that's for sure, but it's presented in this way intentionally, to connect with its target market.

Yes it was uncomfortable to watch. As it should be.

It had me at Vandana Shiva (the woman speaking on the television in the convenience store, about the patenting of seed = control of the food supply), as she is one of my personal heroes.

FITGLAMGIRL Posts: 2,045
2/26/13 7:18 P

Yeah Joyce, some of it was extreme but I think that was kind of the point since we really need to wake up here as to what is going on with our food and our health. If we think of a typical american diet how much of the day is consumed with eating these types of foods? I think a greater part of the day is consumed with this type of eating or we wouldn't be in this obesity crisis to begin with.

JOYCECAIN SparkPoints: (137,463)
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2/26/13 6:32 P

I thought this was a bit much. I eat Cheerios cereal, and have cut out the rest of the junk. But it was different.

CRYSTALDANCER SparkPoints: (105,955)
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2/26/13 4:53 P

That was a really interesting way to shed light on the food industry and all of the nasty ingredients that are put in our "food". Thanks for sharing.

FITGLAMGIRL Posts: 2,045
2/26/13 4:35 P

This is a must see video. We are in a fight for our lives with food. If you are eating any of this junk, I urge you to stop. It's killing us. Enjoy!

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