What's the link between cheap food and expensive health care? Food journalist Michael Pollan explains the relationship between what we spend on food and the rising cost of health care in America.
If it wasn't for Michael Pollan the eat local grown project would probably not have happened. Mr. Pollan has some more words for you regarding food costs and health costs in the USA. Basically, Pollan connects the dots between cheap food and the health of our country's people.
Here's a few comments on this video:
"I'm one of the ones who has ditched most processed foods, chemicals, fake sugar, etc. and have never felt better and am losing my excess weight... AND my food is the most delicious I have ever eaten!"
"I am 17 and gave up on Soda + Chips. It's been 8 or so months and I feel great!"
"Eating from local Farmer's Markets or sourcing your own farms is not expensive. If you're shopping at Whole Foods or similar, you're paying too much for the same thing. It's not always possible given seasons, but if we are more flexible in our diets it can be done inexpensively."
"We cut costs elsewhere in our budget so we can spend more money on quality food."
"Totally agree. Feeding my family of 6 is expensive, but soooo worth it!"
"Amen! As a nurse, I totally agree that many diseases could be prevented by better food choices."
Michael Pollan: No Free Lunch