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Friday, April 9, 2010

Food Inc. on PBS


Food, Inc. is coming to PBS!   The premiere will take place on April 21st on PBS.  So if you haven't yet seen this amazing film, be sure to check in when you can catch it on PBS.  I really enjoyed this film and I think you will too!


And to tag along with Food, Inc., here are 10 things you can do to change our food system:
Learn more at takepart.com
  1. Stop drinking sodas and other sweetened beverages.
    You can lose 25 lbs in a year by replacing one 20 oz soda a day with a no calorie beverage (preferably water).
  2. Eat at home instead of eating out.
    Children consume almost twice (1.8 times) as many calories when eating food prepared outside the home.
  3. Support the passage of laws requiring chain restaurants to post calorie information on menus and menu boards.
    Half of the leading chain restaurants provide no nutritional information to their customers.
  4. Tell schools to stop selling sodas, junk food, and sports drinks.
    Over the last two decades, rates of obesity have tripled in children and adolescents aged 6 to 19 years.
  5. Meatless Mondays—Go without meat one day a week.
    An estimated 70% of all antibiotics used in the United States are given to farm animals.
  6. Buy organic or sustainable food with little or no pesticides.
    According to the EPA, over 1 billion pounds of pesticides are used each year in the U.S.
  7. Protect family farms; visit your local farmer's market.
    Farmer's markets allow farmers to keep 80 to 90 cents of each dollar spent by the consumer.
  8. Make a point to know where your food comes from—READ LABELS.
    The average meal travels 1500 miles from the farm to your dinner plate.
  9. Tell Congress that food safety is important to you.
    Each year, contaminated food causes millions of illnesses and thousands of deaths in the U.S.
  10. Demand job protections for farm workers and food processors, ensuring fair wages and other protections.

1 comments:

Kara April 12, 2010 at 10:48 PM  

Hooray! I just saw this movie a few months ago and it really changed my food habits. I thought I was pretty wise about food, but I really had not idea the big business behind it.

So glad PBS is airing this! Thanks for letting your readers know.

Best wishes, Kara

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