“…according to the Department of Transportation, there are now, for the first time in history, more cars than drivers in America…”.“We eat a tremendous amount of meat in this country [the USA]. The USDA says we eat 1 million animals an hour…”..“You want to hear something really disgusting? The cattle industry buys millions of dead cats and dogs from animal shelters every year, then feeds them to the cattle who end up in your burger…”..“For a while, McDonald’s was even working with the giant chemical company Monsanto, former producer of the herbicide Agent Orange, to produce chemically modified spuds that had the pesticides progammed right into them…NewLeafs were actually registered as a pesticide with the EPA..Let me repeat that:.NewLeaf potatoes were actually registered as a pesticide with the EPA! And we were eating them!…”..“[Mark] Fenton [former editor of Walking magazine] told me that fewer than half of all Americans get any form of exercise at all. Not even walking…”.“…studies have shown that out of a typical gym period, only six minutes are spent being physically active…”.“Did you know that in Chinese culture, you don’t pay the doctor when you’re sick? It’s his job to keep you well. If you’re sick, he ain’t doing his job, and he don’t get paid. If he comes around and makes you well again, then you start paying him…”.
Finally, a single paragraph which (hopefully) has changed forever the way I choose my snacks:
“…consumers often perceive an item that sounds higher quality as better for them, even if no mention is made of health or nutrition. That’s why you see restaurants breathlessly shilling ‘applewood smoked bacon,’ even though it has the same amount of fat as plain old bacon. Kimberley Egan, a partner at the Center for Culinary Development in San Francisco, which has done menu development for McDonald’s, Burger King, and Wendy’s, rattles off words that give ‘quality’ clues: ‘slow-roasted,’ ‘tender,’ ‘grilled,’ spicy,’ ‘fresh-cut’…”.