Fed Up: Corporate Food, Obesity in America and Our Addiction to Sugar

This is a very powerful trailer for a new film about the obesity epidemic in America and how corporate food adds sugar to everything.  The point here and it’s a point I try to make on a daily basis is that this is all about processed food. Cook at hope and for the most part this problem goes away.  But as they point out we are addicted to sugar and work too hard and have children who have been successfully marketed to that it’s just easier at the end of the day to let me eat a yoyo or go to McDonald’s.  It’s a sad state of affairs.  So what will one more documentary about the horrible situation we find ourselves in do?  Just the trailer reminds me of Super Size Me.  Sure it garnered a lot of press but 7/11 still sells big gulps.  I’m not saying it pointless, I’ll go, but you have to wonder, is it already too late?  In a system where oversized capitalism is the rule of the day and everything is about profit what is going to stop this?  Is it even possible?

About urbanfoodguy

I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note: urbanfoodguy@gmail.com
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