I think most of us know that the majority of our food isn’t created to be wholesome, valuable, and nourishing. I like to think we are all unplugged enough to know that our food is created for profit, by huge companies, who care wayyyyyyyy (yyyyyy) more about their profit than your kids’ long term health. And if you think the USDA or FDA care about your kids, I think you need to drink a large glass of wake-the-hell-up and start asking more questions about the nature of your food. The government became more concerned about protecting big corporations than you a long, long time ago.
Anyway, I love what Jamie Oliver does in this video. I think all of us are more moved by visuals than anything else. In this video, Jamie walks a cow into a room full of a bunch of moms and kids (they probably stopped at McDonald’s on the way to the demonstration) and shows them how a cow breaks down in terms of value, and then what happens with the leftovers. You may (or may not) be surprised. Even I didn’t realize just how little actual edible stuff is in the majority of the “things we put into our body” (used to be called ‘food’).
Share this video with people that need to wake up! We all know a handful of them. Let’s not use the excuse that it’s convenient to eat garbage, as it will be very inconvenient emotionally, physically, and financially when you (or worse, your kids) have massive health issues later in life.