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|Fed Up |
Actor: Katie Couric
Director: Stephanie Soechtig
Narrated by Katie Couric, Fed Up blows the lid off everything we thought we knew about food and exercise, revealing a 30-year campaign by the food industry aided by the U.S. government to mislead and confuse the American p... more »
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Paula G. from ODESSA, TX
Reviewed on 9/25/2014...
The health part of this movie was really good.
I had a few problems with the movies politics however.
First, it is nearly always bad to discourage personal responsibility, especially to discourage personal responsibility in favor of legislation. When the government makes laws about food people become more complacent about what they eat (I don't have to know where my food comes from, the govt won't let them sell me anything bad, and ignorance and complacency are what caused the problems in the first place.
Second, the food industry is market driven. That means they produce more of what we buy and stop producing what doesn't sell. They are not the enemy. They are the messenger.
This is the kind of thing that needs to be grass roots. Private individuals and organizations can buy ad time/space just as well as industry.
The movie compared big sugar to big tobacco. Every little kid who ever took a cigarette behind the barn and nearly choked to death knew that tobacco wasn't healthy, everyone who eats three meals a day of fast food knows it isn't good for them. We, as individuals, need to decide that our childrens' health is more important than our own convenience.
I was raised Adventist. There is nothing in this film I didn't know from the time I was a small child. Nothing my church didn't teach for a 100 years. The Mormons also have had this information for 100 years. In fact, this information was widely available 100 years ago. The difference between Adventist and Mormons and everyone else, is that we feel compelled to act on what we know. Our life expectancy shows it (google Adventist health study).
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