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Michael Pollan: We Are Responsible for Wise Food Choices!

Friday, May 22, 2009

The more I hear from Pollan the more I just LOVE THIS MAN! Here is another great article that just does my "Fighting-Corporate-Control-of
-Our-Bodies" heart wonders! :-)

The article wraps up with: "While the governmental attitude toward food has turned significantly under President Obama, we do control our destiny to eat in a way that takes the world and our own health into account.

Kurtis suggested consumers should vote with your pocketbook. Pollan said vote with your fork. Waiting for government to turn around huge issues concerning our food supply will be a long time in coming, especially with the latest e-coli problem. We do need to push the government, but ultimately, we need to push ourselves."

The SparkPeople community has certainly inspired ME toward taking greater and greater responsibility for my food choices and becoming increasingly less influenced by corporate media when it comes to making my food choices. In fact, I'm NEGATIVELY influenced by media...if it's hyped on TV or the radio...I become VERY suspicious and, go ahead and waste more advertising dollars on the likes of MOI!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ANDALEX 5/24/2009 2:56AM

    i'm loving the idea of not eating things that you've seen advertised. i've been letting that guide my food choices a little more lately. so far, so good!

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JIBBIE49 5/23/2009 9:40AM

    One problem we have is food is entertainment for many poor people. Going to McDonald's is a "night out" and a social event. Years ago people went to the neighbors for supper or to church friends and rotated around. People don't do that today.

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ZIRCADIA 5/23/2009 9:30AM

    I agree -- I look at food advertising in a COMPLETELY different way now. Instead of being mildly interested and thinking, oh that looks good! I think -- man they're trying really hard to get me to shove that down my gullet... UGH. And sometimes it's really depressing the way food is advertisted -- appealing to our gluttonous side, or toting the most "weird and extreme" foods to kids. LIKE WOAH!! This candy turns your tongue neon green! THAT IS AWESOME. Uh, no. But I admit, I'm also now suspicious of all foods promoting health claims as well.

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