Victims of our own success, we've subsidized, engineered, and built a toxic environment for ourselves.
We've successfully engineered steady physical activity and movement out of our daily routines.
And ultimately, we've engineered a food supply of cheap calories (not cheap nutrition).
We've eaten our way into a mess (for many reasons) and the only viable choice for salvation is to eat our way out. Yes, it's complex. But, no scalpel, pill, or powder has the power to save us, our vitality, our humanity, and our planet like the power of the right food choices.
In survey after survey, we prioritize our food choices based on taste, cost, and convenience ABOVE health. So let's accept that as a starting point and work with it. We must make the healthiest, most nutritious food, tasty, cheap, and convenient...period.
But, until we, the people, demand that our leaders engage in the broader debate (on eating, food, and health) rather than just the countless narrow debates (on health care)...we're destined to fail our society.
And, regardless of who ultimately pays the bills, we ALL share the cost (low or high) of our collective choices.
What can we (you) do?
With so many invested in the status quo (the sicker we get, the better they do) and profiting from our lack of progress...at the very least, we all must raise our voices and demand that a discussion of food, eating, health and "responsibility" accompanies EVERY discussion about the "right" to affordable health care.
If we don't demand the conversation...it'll never happen.
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