A Moment for the Movement. Food That Is.
Luckily people in America are starting to stand up for their food, by way of the so-called Food Revolution. You can see it among the uprising of the masses through social networking sites, school lunch reform, farmer’s markets and organic labels popping up everywhere. Consumers are starting to make conscious choices. Simply because people are realizing good decisions are not being made for them.
It’s not like the idea of eating real food is novel to anyone. We know that’s what we’re supposed to do; it says so in the Food Pyramid. The USDA provides us with these standards, however they fail to provide us with the necessary tools (food) to actually eat based on these standards. If you go to any supermarket in America, the produce section is the smallest section. Meat, dairy and whole grains are virtually nonexistent except for small cases on the perimeter of the store. The whole innards of the market are filled with processed foods. The whole food sections are also littered with processed products. Think pre-sliced cheese or shredded cheese. Both are processed with various preservatives and anti-caking agents. (Yuck, I just wanted some cheese.)
Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food exposes the truth behind what has been going on in nutrition science for quite some time. Now food activists are armed with material to point out the errors of the whole food industry.
Another cliché of American culture has helped to capture an audience: the sensationalism of celebrity chefs and the Food Network. People are seeing real food being cooked and it’s inspiring them in a variety of ways. People such as Jamie Oliver have put this issue in the face of our nation. His show Food Revolution was the start of something profound. The veil has been lifted and it’s too hard to ignore the facts. Real food is not being eaten in America. Something else is. A chemically created concoction of supposed food.
This supposed food is made up of all the same nutrients as its real-food predecessors, but the difference is that it is not food. At least not human food. Human food is what was put on this Earth for us by our Creator. If it were food, we’d be digesting it the same. Diabetes, obesity and cancer would not be on the rise either. It’s just that simple. Right now we’re somewhat of a sick nation. However, if food revolutions continue we can combat these problems and help generate a food future we are proud of. Everyone needs to start educating themselves and making small commitments to truly change the errors of the food industry. One whole food choice at a time.
Help the nation unite in these matters by celebrating the annual Food Revolution Day taking place on May 19. The Jamie Oliver Foundation is starting a global event where local chapters will host events related to real food education. Help cure our country of unnecessary pandemics. Take real food back! You can join the cause by visiting their website at http://www.jamieoliver.com/us/foundation/jamies-food-revolution/why.
If you are interested in learning more on how to become involved with the fight to take back human food, please continue to follow this blog. We’ll be eating and navigating you through this journey every mouthful of the way.