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How The Junk Food Companies Target Your Children

How The Junk Food Companies Target Your Children

04/10/2013

Food Myths - The Myth of Choice How The Junk Food Companies Target Your Children This is an excellent video from food campaigner Anna Lappe and her site Food Myths. If you want a concise overview of the tactics food companies use to target children to like their foods, this is a great starting point. For parents it can sometimes feel like we are fighting a losing battle to get our children to eat healthily, and this video will give you heart that there's a reason tha...

What's wrong with our food system

What's wrong with our food system

07/08/2013

What's Wrong With Our Food System? This is an impressive and heart felt message given by an 11 year old boy, expressing his concerns about farming methods and food production. We found it on the Tedwebsite. Birke Baehr has become passionate about the need to change the way the food production system works, and hopes to do so by inspiring other children to care too, one child at a time. He describes alternative, healthy and more ethical ways to produce our foo...

Super Size Me

Super Size Me

24/02/2013

Super Size Me (DVD) "I believe we live in a toxic food and physical inactivity environment, i.e. we live in an environment that almost guarantees we become sick." Kelly Brownell, Professor at Yale Centre for Eating and Weight Disorders If you haven't seen Super Size Me, it's a highly entertaining, funny and unexpectedly unsettling film. Morgan Spurlock wanted to make a documentary about fast food. He wanted to interview eminent experts across the count...

Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser

Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser

24/02/2013

Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser "On any given day in the United States about one-quarter of the adult population visits a fast food restaurant. During a relatively brief period of time, the fast food industry has helped to transform not only the American diet, but also our landscape, economy, workforce, and popular culture. Fast food and its consequences have become inescapable, regardless of whether you eat it twice a day, try to avoid it, or have never taken a single bite." ...

Stuffed and Starved by Raj Patel

Stuffed and Starved by Raj Patel

20/02/2013

Stuffed and Starved by Raj Patel "Unless you're a corporate food executive, the food system isn't working for you." This is a well considered book which will shock you. Stuffed And Starved, as the title suggests, throws into the spotlight the idiocy of a food system which allows global hunger to co-exist alongside widespread morbid obesity. It requires some concentration, not because the writing is hard - it isn't - rather because of the amount of informa...

The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan

The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan

25/01/2013

The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan If you're trying to increase your understanding of the way the food system works, this is a must read. Michael Pollan is a well respected food writer from the States. In this book he uses the premise of searching for a 'perfect' meal to outline the dichotomies of the food system. The book is divided into three chapters - Corn, Grass and Forest. In Corn, Pollan explores the industrial food system, looking at the frankly asto...

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