New York Times food writer Mark Bittman gives a fiery and inspired talk on what's wrong with the American diet. He lays out our pitfalls -- too much meat, too little plants, too much processed food -- and how this directly effects our health and wellness as a nation - check it out!
"There's no question -- none --that so-called lifestyle diseases -- diabetes, heart disease, stroke, some cancers -- are diseases that are far more prevalent here than anywhere in the rest of the world. And that's the direct result of eating a Western diet. Our demand for meat, dairy and refined carbohydrates -- the world consumes one billion cans or bottles of Coke a day --our demand for these things, not our need, our want --drives us to consume way more calories than are good for us. And those calories are in foods that cause, not prevent, disease." - Mark Bittman, "What's Wrong With What We Eat" for TED, Dec. 2007