On February 12, TedX Manhattan held a session on “Changing the Way We Eat.” Some amazing speakers…it’s a bit long, put it on while you’re cleaning or cooking, it’s worth your time. Check out the site for more, but some highlights from Session 1:
Importance of family dinners, not just where youngsters learn through experiencing the “art of human companionship”
Food systems that have enabled humans to build cities/towns anywhere also has resulted in being distant from food sources as well as being dependent on them
Living near factory farms – imagine having to always wipe stuff falling from the sky from your windshield or not being able to open your windows or take a bath
Farm Bill is also a nutrition bill, i.e., family of 3 cannot qualify for food stamps if they make more than $28,500 (for about $4.50 a day for meals)
How food science and marketing predisposes us to eating unhealthy food and shapes our preferences, i.e. if Shrek shows up a package, kids say the food tastes better
Category: Featured, Food Politics, Good Works, Health & Nutrition, TidBit of the Day
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