Thursday, November 6, 2008

No Wonder

As Americans, we are obese and unhealthy. This is an interesting experiment.

The realities of feeding oneself on just $1 per day illustrates a vicious cycle: If you're too poor to afford fresh fruits and vegetables on a regular basis, there's absolutely no way you'll be able to maintain your health.

Affordable, fresh food. We ship it in from every other country and ship out our own produce.

Salmon caught in the U.S. is processed in China before it hops a flight back to end up in your neighborhood supermarket.

Our food supply had just turned wrong-wrong-wrong. Wasteful, inefficient and wrong.

4 comments:

fishwithoutbicycle said...

I couldn't agree more. I try to save money by taking my own lunch to work limiting the number of times I eat out or order in to no more than once a week, but it gets tough to budget if you want to stretch your diet beyond carbs and eat the recommended amount of protein and fresh fruit and veg.

Spandrel Studios said...

Actually, I've saved a lot by packing my lunch and getting out of the coffee habit. Have taken to drinking tea, especially rooibos, which I figure with the antioxidants and all, ought to be doing something for my health, too!

I bring lunch, too -- cheaper, and you always know what you're getting and how it's prepared!

Kitty said...

wow, that is nuts.
I can't imagine living on a dollar a day. How tough is that?

Mark and I eat out way too much. It's very indulgent but we're both busy and lazy

Spandrel Studios said...

With all the delicious choices in NYC, I'm sure it's difficult not to be tempted!