Dominic DeGrazier 3:37 p.m., Sept. 21
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Fact. We are the fattest developed nation on the planet. 30% of us are classified as being obese with over 4 million americans topping the scales over 300lbs. A big part of the problem is our total disconnection with the food we eat. We don't know what is in it, how it was made or where it came from. We have food deserts where people do not even have access to the kinds of food neccessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Our food contains chemicals, additives, preservatives, growth hormones, antibiotics many of which the rest of the world banned decades ago. The childhood obesity rate has tripled in the last 20 years amongst 12 to 19 year olds. Our kids may be the first generation not expected to live longer than the previous generation. We need to start a grass roots program like the Ministry of Food being set up in the UK to teach people how to cook. We have a 2 generation gap when it comes to cooking skills. Something happened between Grandma cooking everything from scratch and eating all your meals from the 99c menu. Time to get back to basics I think