Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Food For Thought

Good Medicine Magazine published an enlightening infographic illustrating why the cost of some food items are more expensive than others.  Its a wonder why these two Federally influenced initiatives are flipped and no wonder why health advocates such as Robin O'Brien and Jamie Oliver are driving cultural acupuncture around the topic.

In related news, the Sisters of St. Francis in Philadelphia are bringing heat to McDonald's, asking their board of directors to issue a report "assessing the company's policy responses to public concerns regarding linkages of fast food to childhood obesity, diet-related diseases and other impacts on children's health."  They aren't stopping there either, with support of Corporate Accountability International, full page ads in some of the Nation's biggest media outlets issue an open letter to McDonald's CEO imploring him to "stop marketing junk food to children."  AdAge covers the move in more detail here.

Thanks to Maria Popova for bringing the graphic to our attention.


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