On Health, Food & Diets
A series of grand mistakes, well intended policy and large scale misunderstanding has resulted in a human health problem on the scale…well, one that is tipping the scales. Obesity is a growing problem and one of the largest human health issues facing our well being and our economy. The arguments are many on both sides of the aisle. The food companies say its the responsibility of the individual. The individual is controlled by the food...
One can derive multiple meanings from the title. The chance we are taking by eating the modern 'industrial diet', the difficulty one faces in trying to eat healthy, the daily fight to keeping a healthy body weight; the challenges we face and time we invest in trying to overcome the misleading information we are fed by the food industry, politicians, and lobbyists... In the end this book is about our chance to get better, to repair our metabolism, and to live a healthier and happier life.
The obesity epidemic as a proportion of human population has effectively gone off the charts so to speak – statistically that is. The past 30 to 40 years have shown a statistically significant departure from the norm. So, the question that arises is, why? If something in our food consumption has changed then what is it? This University of California TV series explores some of the latest science and understanding which reveals insights in to the systemic changes that are clearly affecting our health and in fact the weight of the issue can be measured in more than pounds..., it can be measured in cost, quality of life, and may even be altering the health of our genetic health in relation to normative assessments.
It might not be such a good idea to recycle all paper. At least until the BPA (Bisphenol A), a substance that may have harmful health effects is banned from more sources. Cash register receipts are prevalent in thermal printed receipts that you receive during purchases
Food, Inc. is a brilliant movie all about the US food industry and the food we eat. And since we select the food we eat, we do have a choice and we are the 'buying power' for that industry – meaning our daily food.
City statistics released last month showed that nearly 40 percent of public-school children in kindergarten through eighth grade are overweight or obese. Mayor Bloomberg is taking action to help the people, and the state, fight this disturbing and dangerous trend, that is eroding the health of the public, and increasing the burden on the state with rising health care costs and the increasing threat to quality of life.
Global Plant Productivity otherwise known as Net Primary Production has to do with the total organic plant life on earth. That's all the green stuff. This relates to what is called the 'carbon sink' which is how much CO2 the plant life holds in various regions around the planet and how much is released back into the atmosphere.
A look at corporate influence in governance and the marketplace (where America shops for food and supplies). We examine the question: Are we the 'United States of America' or the 'United Corporations of America'.