Food Day is Launched - Encouraging Americans to Eat Healthier
Aren't you disgusted with all this healthy eating this and vegetarian that and comments like "fried foods promote high cholesterol," and "high-fructose corn syrup contributes to causing diabetes," and "preservatives in foods make you gain weight," and "wheat and flour products cause allergies?" And those self-righteous vegans? They look so pale and wan; they are practically cellophane!
It's enough already! We know how to eat right. What if we don't want to? Besides, junk food tastes tremendous, especially when we're stressed and we need some chocolate or chips and dips to calm down. So just back off green, healthy food movement!
Then sickness slithers into our bodies and Dr. Oz becomes our healthy eating guru as we self-administer daily blood sugar checks because we have diabetes. Or we enroll in Weight Watchers for the 13th time because of a fatty liver, or worse, have to go for gastric bypass to lose weight and lower high blood pressure.
Why not prevent the sickness to begin with? If we have to change our eating habits, "following doctor's orders" after we're sick, why not do it before we get sick? That's what "Food Day" is all about. (Elaine Murphy, Green Answers)
The first Food Day celebration was October 24, and most likely the celebration will continue every year from now until many of us choose bananas over donuts, exchange potatoes for sweet potatoes and scarf down a handful of raw cashews or other nuts instead of a candy bar. (Did you know that nuts have enzymes and important trace elements?)
According to Food Day organizer and vegetarian Ellen Kanner for the Huffington Post, Michael Pollan, Ellie Krieger, Alice Waters, Morgan Spurlock showed up to party for the event that was created by the Center for Science in the Public Interest and backed by Slow Food USA and other standup food, farm and green activists and organizations. The intention of Food Day was to bring further awareness and remembrance that the industrial food complex of factory farms is a power to itself because sustained governmental regulatory enforcement and control is difficult if not damn near impossible. (Food Day)Continued on the next page