Today is National Fast Food Day in the United States, apparently. And I want you to boycott it in favor of real food. Why do I care? First, I have a personal interest in the health of our nation's people. Second, fast food is practically the antithesis of food sovereignty, sustainable food sources, self-reliance and caring for the Earth.
Watch this video for a visual representation on how processed foods have changed American's health:
- There are more than 300,000 fast food restaurants in the United States.
- In 1970, U.S. consumers spent $6 billion on fast food. That's less than the $4.8 billion sold by farmers in the United States to local markets today. In 2000, U.S. consumers spent $110 billion.