By Kevin Stoda
I don't know why USA insurance and other insurance companies around the globe aren't supporting the film, FOOD INC. Bad nutrition and bad food offerings in supermarkets around the globe are causing more costs in health care than the nicotine industry causes annually. Concerning the film, FOOD INC. Maria Garcia of the Film Journal International, "A cleverly written and well produced documentary. Kenner crafts an intelligent, visually compelling argument grounded in old-fashioned investigative research and journalism." The documentary is up for an Oscar this 2010.
On my way back from the Philippines to Germany this last month, I had time to watch the well-made documentary, FOOD INC. It was such a good summary of the issues linking run-amok governmental and private food industry alliances that dominate farmers and our nutrition world-wide (although the story in the documentary takes place primarily in North America). The documentary's website is entitled: "Hungry for Change".
The website promotes the reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act with the improvements needed to significantly improve the status quo in school lunches in America. The site even allows you to sign a petition on behalf of this REAUTHORIZATION which states: "We believe that federally funded nutrition programs should provide all children with the healthy food they deserve. This includes low fat and safe dairy, fresh fruits and vegetables, and whole grains. Schools should be soda and junk-food-free zones and serve food that complements and furthers parents' efforts to feed their children healthfully."
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