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Practicable Solutions
13 February 2010
Food Beware is not about "science" and it isn't about "emotions"; the film maker provides an enormous amount of information (potentially "over the heads" of most viewers), even allowing "rebuttal" information from farmers and others who are completely sold on the corporate model of "farming" -- though the statistics offered by government and international agencies directly refute the corporate allegations. Food Beware is about children, the unavoidable fact that they are increasingly unhealthy, and the stand taken by one French town to take control of SOME of the factors that contribute to better health and well-being of its children AND adults.

The Mayor, who, with his Council, mandated that school lunches would be "organic," appears in many amazing scenes and comes across as both admirable and diplomatic, committed and practical. In one scene he reviews the contents of a school trash bin, and the evidence of parental non-compliance with the organic model. He reads the frightening list of chemical ingredients of one packaged "snack food," reading the names of various poisons without any comment. None is needed.

The fact of the superiority of "organic" foods, in taste, in beauty, in nutrition, and in their benefit to the environment at large, is the real "science" of Food Beware. See the happy children. See them enjoy every "organic" morsel on their plates. What more evidence is necessary?
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