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The effects of processed food “Food has changed more in the last 50 years than in the last 10,000.”* *Quote taken from the opening scene of Food Inc.
Do you know what you are actually eating? What is more important than what you put in your body? Unhealthy, “fake” food is cheaper, and higher in calories. Despite their willingness to splurge in other areas, Americans seem too look for quantity, rather than quality, in their food.
The aroma of food can be responsible for as much as 90% of its flavor “Flavor” is primarily the smell of gases being released by the chemicals you have put in your mouth.
International Flavors & fragrances (iff) Flavor/Taste Fragrance/Aroma
Do you know what you are eating? Something as seemingly innocent as a strawberry shake contains “artificial strawberry flavor” as this “counts” as one ingredient. People have no idea what that is actually made of. “Natural” is very misleading…
OBESITY 62% of Americans are either overweight or obese. This is the first generation of children who have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. 45% of school age children will be insulin dependant within ten years.
Healh effects of obesity Clogged arteries High blood pressure Heart Disease Cancer Gall Bladder Disease Diabetes
Fossil fuels It takes 10 calories of fossil fuel to produce 1 calorie of processed food. 20% of the fossil fuel we burn is burned to process food. This is the equivalent of what we use for personal transportation.
ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECT OF OBESITY “For every extra pound of weight that the average American gains, we are using slightly over 39 million additional gallons of fuel.” Dr. Sheldon Jacobson University of Illinois