Monday, November 12, 2007

Worried About Climate Change? Fix Obesity.

I wrote a new editorial for Huffington Post about the connections between climate change and obesity.

Click here to read it there. A highlight:
New York Times bestselling author of The Omnivores Dilemma, Michael Pollan, explained to us and our cameras, "We don't often think about climate change in relation to food, but indeed it's one of the easier ways to address the problem." He went on to explain to us that our food system consumes almost 20% of the fossil fuels consumed by our country (almost as much as personal transportation) when you account for all the chemical fertilizers, food processing, packaging and shipping the food across the country. "A strawberry is four calories. It takes ten calories of fossil fuel energy to get it to you."
Be sure to pass it along.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

No one cares about obesity.

Bryan said...

Which is why the Surgeons General have had to practically force the issue down people throats.

Apathy from people like you is killing America. Well, fattening it up for th kill first, then killing it.

So, as soon as you see the film, I guarantee you will care.

Anonymous said...

Hey maybe you're right. I'll check it out.

Steven said...

Jesus, who are these people?

Anonymous said...

Bryan, Who provided funding for the film or sponsored it? Was it filmed in Austin?

Bryan said...

A doctor concerned about the issue and a fan of This Divided State sponsored it.

And yes, we spent a week filming in Austin.

Anonymous said...

Dear Bryon, Why the secrecy?

Anonymous said...

Dear Steven,
why do you make lame anonymous comments?

Steven said...

I don't respond to comments saturated in irony. Sorry.