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.
Could the fascism of WWII and Hitler's regime ever happen again? Maybe that's not the right question. Maybe the questions should be is it happening now? To what extent? And, am I participating in it unwittingly? What within us allows us to participate in such things and why can't we see the dangers? Because it is happening, in different places all around the world... and even in our own communities. Ultimately, how can we recognize it, and more importantly, how can we stop it.
The most recent revelation in a long history of transgressions, violations, and generally dishonorable behavior that has proven not only dangerous and damaging, but deadly. To complain that corporations whose main intention is profitability should be unrestrained in their pursuit of profits while diminishing the safety of the public and our environment is ultimately not profitable. It's a tax – on all of us.
Jon Stewart, on his Daily Show, touched on, and illustrated, the problem of media misunderstanding and misuse of the meme so amply, and inappropriately, employed by Fox News, 'Nazism'. All of this apparently done for agenda and profit by marketing to one's base. It's as if greed melts brain cells to favor profit over sanity.
Chris Wallace interviewed Jon Stewart on Fox News and there seemed to be some confusion about what the truth was. Here Jon Stewart gives context on Chris Wallace setting the record straight about his interview with Jon by retracting the truth.
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.
Greenpeace calling for the relaunch of the BP (British Petroleum) logo caused a critical engagement with the oil company on one hand and a reflection with current brand communication on the other hand.
A letter from 255 members of the National Academy of Science (NAS) published in Science Magazine, May 7, 2010. The subject is 'Climate Change and the Integrity of Science'. The letter is a substantial statement, and yet the media did not pick it up.
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'.