It seems nothing ignites my natural, whole food, plant based (hippy, granola. tree hugging, chia seeds loving) side more than a good Industry Bashing documentary, so when I found out that Fed Up was (finally!!) available to stream on Netflix, I literally halted life, crawled onto my bed (too much clean laundry to fold to crawl in it) and pressed play. Onepointfive hours later and I can’t do anything (laundry, shower, sleep…) besides BLOG about it.
If you remember, another documentary – Vegucated – was my initial muse for The Veg Voyage. I’ll admit, I have a serious fall-hard-and-fast-lust/love-affair thing going on with food documentaries. Like, it’s a problem. But really,
I might need to get some help… AMERICA needs to seriously get some help.
So, aside from hanging on to every word Katie Couric and cast spoke during Fed Up (except when I paused to check how many grams of sugar are in the tomato sauce, ketchup and salad dressing* that I buy…), I couldn’t help but make some alarming comparisons to the book I just finished, French Kids Eat Everything.
As I was reading this book, I was thinking about blogging some of the highlights. However, now that I’ve seen Fed Up, I believe a full-blown blog-series is in order; comparing habits (of both the eating and the marketing of food in the two countries) and the government vs. parent responsibility for children not only to eat well but to learn to eat well.
I wish I could jump into my opinions now but, it’s Sunday. I have work tomorrow and there is still a giant pile of laundry that needs to be put away. So, instead, I’ll leave you with my real-life motto:
Vegetables can change the world.
Be sure to come back to The Veg Voyage and let me prove it to you! (Also, please try to read that motto in your least corny voice…;)
*I used to make my own salad dressing but then, one day, on a whim, I bought Newman’s Own at Whole Foods and, let’s just say, my life has never been the same. Luckily, this
obsession/love/addiction dressing doesn’t have an absurd amount of sugar in it sooo I’ll be able to sleep tonight.