We are being literally fed grain-based slop in the name of corporate profits. Big agriculture companies–in their collective quests for profit–have pushed bad science down our weak-willed politicians’ throats.
We’ve all seen Super Size Me, right? Try Fat Head:
Fat Head is a tiny indie “mockumentary” that counters Super Size Me. It ends up going beyond just mocking Spurlock and presents an accessible and fascinating counterargument to modern nutritional ideals.
The protagonist of this one is programmer-turned-armchair-nutritionist Tom Naughton. While I don’t agree with everything he does in the film (such as drinking diet sodas and meandering too much trying to dig at Morgan Spurlock), he’s entertaining enough and I think he really did his homework on this one. The claims will shock you and the evidence will make you think.
It’s market day…in the suburbs…Gas powered engines are revving. Traffic is flowing. A light snow and rain mix is drizzling down. It’s just like Tuscany or Provence, right?
Nevertheless, we cheerily made the best of it. I think we attempted to buy up the entire meat supply of our local farms–whole chicken, ground beef, chuck roast, maple sausage, bacon, chorizo, and ribs. I am hoping this will be enough to satiate the fam for a bit as they are a very ravenous bunch.
As the pic above indicates, the wife (hereafter affectionately referred to as “wif”, “the wif”, or “wif!!1”) and I have been ensnared by kombucha tea. It’s amazingly tasty for a drink that has a living organism or two in it, and Eastern cultures and California swear by its health properties. If it makes me a better person, fine, that’s great. I just like the taste. 🙂