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Canadians need to grow their own food

As Canada has urbanized over the past couple generations, we’ve moved further away from food production — or any significant hands-on knowledge of it. One result of this: more than a quarter of Canadian children are overweight or obese.

The same is true at the global level. A recent World Health Organization study found a ten-fold global increase in obesity among children and adolescents over the past four decades.

Federal policymakers should take note of these grim statistic as they finalize Canada’s first national food policy that will aim, among other things, to increase access to nutritious (and affordable) food.

One way to address this growing problem is to make it easier for Canadians to grow their own food.

http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/views-expressed/2017/11/canadians-need-grow-their-own-food

Eating Our Way to Disease by Chris Hedges

July 1976, the Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs:

“The simple fact is that our diets have changed radically within the last 50 years …,” McGovern said when the report was released. “These dietary changes represent as great a threat to public health as smoking. Too much fat, too much sugar or salt, can be and are linked directly to heart disease, cancer, obesity, and stroke, among other killer diseases. In all, six of the ten leading causes of death in the United States have been linked to our diet.

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/eating_our_way_to_disease_201707091

What a Gatherer-Hunter Diet Did to a Man’s Gut in Just Three Days

After eating with the Hadza for just three days, Spector — who already had very healthy/diverse gut flora for a civilized person — increased his microbe diversity by 20 percent, an astonishing improvement. Not surprisingly, his gut flora balance returned to what it was before when he returned home.

http://returntonow.net/2017/07/07/gatherer-hunter-diet-gut-just-three-days/