We will be what we eat

Have you seen Food, Inc? Not that we need another health care problem, but this one, at least on the surface, seems to be a potentially mighty one.  (Disclosure: my bias is high as my sister is a food scientist.)  This exchange about genetically modified, mass produced food and increased caloric consumption leading to a higher incidence of diabetes is interesting:

Robert Kenner: When I was a kid we spent something like 18% of our income on food, today we spend about 9%.

Jon Stewart: So we’ve won!

RK: That’s great.  The fact is we have really inexpensive food which is great news. The problem is now, when I was kid health care costs were about 5% of our paycheck and today they’re about 18%.  …  We’re not going to be able to fix the health care system until we fix the food system.

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