Have you ever wondered why simple vegetables, picked straight from the plant or dug from the dirt, are often higher priced than complicated, modified, or otherwise over-processed foods?
One of our Wellness Warrior go-to experts, Michael Pollan, explains this phenomenon, using the common carrot versus the over-tweaked Twinkie as examples:
“We have a set of agricultural policies that are making us sick” he explains in this short but informative video produced by Nourish Life, an educational initiative (with a great website) designed to open a meaningful conversation about food and sustainability, particularly in schools and communities.
This is a great, super-short clip to share with your friends who don’t yet “get it” when it comes to farming subsidies and their link to obesity.
Twinkie vs. Carrot via Nourish Life