Analysis of the Western Diet and Michael Pollan´s Point of View on the Subject

1037 Words Feb 21st, 2018 4 Pages
He reiterates that chemically generated food is creating disease in North Americans; If we eliminate these factors and adopt the eating habits of less industrialized places in the world will we in our lifetime see rates of heart disease, type two diabetes and obesity decline dramatically? The western diet has evolved drastically in the last sixty years, so much so that people have become codependent on the government, dietitians and food agencies regarding their health and what to consume. The land is suffering from pesticides and singular plant farming, the alternative to this is to buy organic but at a higher price. Media has influenced the consumer to read the label and accept and trust the daily vitamin percentages on the box, as this is what is best for them. Money is the key factor in all of this and the government, scientific research and media know that, therefor the public is in for a shock when they realize that the very labels that are supposed to save them have fooled them. We are told that ‘Fat’ is bad! It begs the question as to why in other parts of the world where countries like France where diet guidelines contradict North America diet standards have lower rates of disease? Studies show that when people from…
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