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Offline VekseidTopic starter

Reforming America's Food System
« on: February 12, 2010, 12:04:41 AM »
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/765

Another of several movements like this. It's actually quite encouraging.

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Re: Reforming America's Food System
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2010, 12:37:59 AM »
I'm... I just ate. Am I going to be sorry if I click that? 'Cause it took me months to look at a milkshake the same after Fast Food Nation. Hell, I still have difficulty drinking them.

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Re: Reforming America's Food System
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2010, 12:43:29 AM »
No, nothing to squick anyone out. Is much more straightforward.

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Re: Reforming America's Food System
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2010, 12:44:33 AM »
Okies. :)

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Re: Reforming America's Food System
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2010, 03:37:44 AM »
I love Jamie Oliver. I love his enthusiasm. And I love the fact that he's not resting in his fame and fortune but using what he has - both skill and assets - to give back to the community. After the school lunch improvement campaign and the 'feed your family for a fiver' promotions, I'm glad to see him making it to the other side of the pond.

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Re: Reforming America's Food System
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2010, 08:40:56 AM »
I used to watch him on 'The Naked Chef' all the time.

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Re: Reforming America's Food System
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2010, 04:04:53 PM »
I love Jamie Oliver. I love his enthusiasm. And I love the fact that he's not resting in his fame and fortune but using what he has - both skill and assets - to give back to the community. After the school lunch improvement campaign and the 'feed your family for a fiver' promotions, I'm glad to see him making it to the other side of the pond.

I really dislike him. He just annoys me on virtually every level.

But that doesn't mean didily squat when it comes to the good works he does... where his actions should generally be applauded.

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Re: Reforming America's Food System
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2010, 02:41:14 PM »
I never realized how bad the situation can get till I just got done watching this. I'm not obese but I am overweight. This makes me even more determined to lose the weight I need to and to make sure my niece and nephew never goet to the stange I am at. I don't want them to be in the position of looking at themselves in a mirror every day and hating themselves for the way they look and how much they weigh.

Offline Serephino

Re: Reforming America's Food System
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2010, 07:21:46 PM »
Last summer I dropped about 20lbs just by cutting back on junk food.  It's amazing.  I still eat sweets, but it's mostly homemade sweets now, made with unbleached flour.  And dinner is usually something I make from my own personal recipe book.  It's made quite a difference, my IBS has even gotten better.  I actually get sick from McDonald's food now.  It really makes you think. 

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Re: Reforming America's Food System
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2010, 09:57:36 AM »
I agree that we need to teach children better. Making small changes over time is actually easy. I decided when my son was born that we would no longer keep junk food in our home. I breastfed until he was 4 months old. Then I had to change to formula and I wasn't happy about that since the number one ingredient in formula is corn syrup. So then I decided against doctors guidelines I would switch him to milk and baby food. I also gave him a baby multivitamin. Most people feed out of the jars from Gerber and so on. I never did that. I bought a food mill and made all of his food. Every Sunday I would spend an hour and make his food for the week. I steamed veggies and then purred them and I did the fruit raw. Then I would put the purees in ice cube trays and freeze them. After they froze I would just transfer them to a ziploc bag. In addition to knowing exactly what my son was eating I wasn't using tons of those little jars and adding to the trash issue we have. To this day my son has never had McDonalds or anything like that. I grew up in fast food and I have struggled to keep my weight under control my whole life. I also don't let him drink a ton of soda or juice. I would rather he eat his fruit fresh and not in juice form. I have found the cheapest way to get fruits and vegetables is from local crop shares. I don't look down on people who do feed their children fast food but I wish they actually took some time to look at what habits they are forming.

A great resource that changed the way I looked at eating and food is:
http://www.sustainabletable.org/?pv=blog