As I have stated before: We do not have an obesity epidemic. We have a food crisis.
Here are just a few observations about the documentary.
- There's a heavy concentration about eating fruits and vegetables. Everyone already knows to do that. Here's the real problem that is not addressed: How do you prepare and cook fruits and vegetables into delicious meals? Ironically, it is not difficult. Here are two simple examples - a fruit smoothie and an amazing veggie dish.
- Throughout the documentary they stress community involvement, however, there's no serious attempt at a social networking component. For example, a reason to join an ongoing Facebook community or petitions at Change.org for better school lunches, elimination of food deserts, and more.
- The documentary obsessed about diabetes, however, there was rarely a mention of heart disease.
- On several occasions, they mentioned that children might die at a younger age than their parents (paraphrasing). I have a sneaking suspicion that over the next 50+ years, medical technology will keep us alive for a long time. It's already happening.
- There have been many powerful movies already made that have addressed this issue. Here are two: The Future of Food, Food, Inc.