Mark Bittman on what’s wrong with food in America
In an interview with Vox, Mark Bittman discusses how our industrial system of food production has led to cheap food filled with calories, but with very little nutrition. It’s a problem that needs to be addressed to prevent a health crisis.
Vox: What are things in society that need to tip for these to become more mainstream issues?
1. The more research we see about added sugars, the more we’ll see how damaging it is.
2. An outbreak of antibiotic resistant bacteria linked to overuse of antibiotics in animal production.
3. Confined animal feeding operations. We’re finally seeing how poorly animals are treated.
Researchers across the University of California system are working to address these issues.
Jered Lawson and Nancy Vail, graduates of UC Santa Cruz and UC San Diego, have formed Pie Ranch, a farm that teaches urban high school students about where their food comes from.
Robert Lustig, a UCSF professor of pediatrics said at a symposium on sugar and other sweeteners, “Enough people are sick that we need a societal and government intervention on the scale of that mounted against tobacco and alcohol.”
Annie King, an animal science professor at UC Davis, explains the difference between cage-free, free-range, and many other egg terms found at the grocery store.
Earlier this summer, University of California President Janet Napolitano and chancellors from all 10 campuses announced an initiative to tackle these problems on a global scale by harnessing the collective power of UC to help put the world on a path to sustainably and nutritiously feed itself.
Texas doesn’t teach abstinence only. Please shut the fuck up.
ass hat… I live in Texas. I graduated from high school in Texas. And you’re right, they didn’t teach abstinence only. In fact, they taught nothing. At my school they just swept the issue under the rug, and there were more pregnant girls than I could count at that school. So, perhaps your school was different; however, from my experience talking to friends that went to other schools around DFW I can tell you that this is a general truth about schools in Texas. I can also tell you that having also spent the first two years of high school in Colorado, that in EVERY way public education there is better. My regular classes in Colorado were equivalent to my AP classes in Texas. So, stop assuming that because you live in Texas and have a massive hard on for the lone star state that you know everything about its 270,000 square miles and every high school within.
Only ONE developed nation in the world does not yet have universal health care: AMERICA
Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) blocked a Senate resolution that would have simply stated that climate change is real, citing various reasons and conspiracies. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) provided a thorough debunking.