The fight for waist lines, healthy food and personal education has not been without its triumphs
Enough Doom and Gloom
Too often it becomes easy to sit back and wail indignities at a world that has gone to pieces. But that path lays paranoia, bitterness and eventual madness. While it is important to voice concerns over any injustices we might see, it is also as important to celebrate successes and triumphs in the Food Wars.
The meager list compiled here is only a scratch on the surface of the success we see in our fight for a better food industry, better food and awareness of what we eat. There are many more, though these may be the most recognizable let us endeavor to rise up the small victories to sit alongside the media greats.
Disney Joins the Fray
First is not only a victory but a noticeable milestone for the Food Wars. While we see all around us the things individuals are doing we have never seen such a monumental victory because we have never seen a corporate giant who wields significant power take a REAL and powerful step towards righting the wrongs of our ignorant food past.
Disney posted a 40 billion revenue in 2011. That’s a lot of weight. From freepress.net:
Company Overview: The Walt Disney Company owns the ABC television network; cable networks including ESPN, the Disney Channel, SOAPnet, A&E and Lifetime; 277 radio stations, music- and book-publishing companies; film-production companies Touchstone, Miramax and Walt Disney Pictures; Pixar Animation Studios; the cellular service Disney Mobile; and theme parks around the world. – http://www.freepress.net/ownership/chart/
So when Disney says no more, the food industry takes note.
This name hasn’t come up much in this blog but it’s significant in the war he is personally waging right now. He has turned to the media to be an outlet of knowledge and education for the masses and he has personally targeted schools and children. He seeks to reform what we call food and what we feed our families. There is simply too much going on with that area to do justice in a few words so please head over there and educate yourselves and take action.
Join the Food Revolution at: http://www.jamieoliver.com/us/foundation/jamies-food-revolution/home
Revisiting this author is never a bad idea. He is the voice of simplicity, common sense and reason when it comes to eating food. Real food, not processed food byproducts. Read more on him at http://michaelpollan.com/
The Weight of the Nation
This has been harped on a bit recently but deserves to be in this list because of its significance. What many do not realize is that this four part documentary is sponsored by health institutes, agencies and company’s and is put out completely free by HBO.
It is a combined effort to educate the public by some of the largest names in the health industry, government and of course HBO. The significance of something free in an age noted for the scramble for personal gain should not be overlooked. We are being thrown a lifeline, grab it.
And take a trip to http://theweightofthenation.hbo.com/ and use the action tab to find out exactly what you, as an individual, can do RIGHT NOW to change your life and those around you for the better.