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LOSING ONE BILLION YEARS
Can junk food be re-engineered to health food?
Guest: David H. Freedman – Author “How Junk Food Can End Obesity,” Tune into the Food Chain Radio Show Live on November 10, 2013 Saturday 9AM Pacific
Like Time Magazine’s “God is Dead” cover back in the sixties, The Atlantic’s “Michael Pollan Has No Clothes” did indeed succeed in capturing my attention.
‘What,’ I wondered, ‘could this piece of foodie sacrilege have up its sleeve?’
Reading along the “How Junk Food Can End Obesity” article by David H. Freedman, I then came upon an assertion made by the journal Obesity that Americans living today can expect to collectively lose one billion years of life to obesity.
Freedman’s piece suggests the movement to a diet consisting of fresh, whole foods, as epitomized by the work of Michael Pollan, was rather missing the target with respect to addressing the obesity epidemic, and that we would be well advised to turn our attention away from the Whole Foods Market to “junk” food, which is also called “fast” food, and even “industrial” food.
Junk foods, Freedman asserts, are where we are getting too many calories, too quickly, and where we can really do something about losing one billion years to obesity. And so we ask…