Food on the mind, in our bodies, and in production

As food is generally on our minds each day and a regular pastime, I’m sharing some interesting pieces I’ve come across:  an infographic on our food consumption and production patterns and what needs fixing; a video on how much fast food is consumed every second; and an overview of 19 “foods” that aren’t food but processed concoctions.

1.  Check out this infographic produced by the Union of Concerned Scientists and circulated recently by the Upworthy online site which includes info the difference between what Americans usually eat vs. what is actually recommended.  Plus how much local food investment support is needed to grow more fruits and veggies vs. current allocations and support for corn and soybean subsidies.

2.   Also, here’s a video (with a rather energetic beat) showcasing how much fast food is sold each second (in the U.S.):

3.   And to top it all off, here’s a slideshow recently shared by Huffington Post presenting various foods or products that aren’t really food but processed and artificial substances: 19 Foods That Aren’t Food.

Food for thought?  Bon appetit?

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More food for thought…

Here’s an article from Mother Earth News to help us continue to think about the destructive aspects of the industrial system as a source of our food and produce and to act on supporting better food security at home and globally.

The piece encourages folks to disconnect from mass agricultural and food production practices and grow food in our own plots.

If we can’t grow our own food for some reason, alternatively we can support local farmers’ markets, food security groups and networks.

http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/grow-your-own-food-zm0z12aszmat.aspx

Also…there’s something about looking at colourful fruit, vegetables and local harvest that does encourage one to focus on healthiness, nutrition, and sustainable growers.