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The American Food Ignorance Epidemic
Humans living in “developed” countries have a disconnect with their food. It comes in tidy packages with labels and expiration dates. No where on the planet is this “Food Ignorance Epidemic” more pronounced than in America. Without pointing fingers at any one thing, if you sit back and look at how our food is handled and what it goes through before hitting our plates, you would likely sit back and scratch your head.
From the article: “The problem is getting the average American to wake up and realize that they have a choice in the first place.”
You wouldn’t be alone, either. There is a growing movement, just under the surface, of people who have decided to take back control over the source and processing of the food they put in their kids’ mouths. The problem is, so few ever really wake up! As “food deserts” become ever larger, people’s disconnect with their food also grows and is passed on to the next generation. Do a Google search on students trying to identify vegetables in a large inner city school. It might break your heart to see them absolutely clueless about what an eggplant looks like, let alone that it’s food.