March 17, 2010

Healthful food choices promoted by film, paper

Thank you very much for your lead editorial about \"Filmmakers ask tough questions about \'Food, Inc.\' \" (Aug. 4)

It deserves all the attention you ask people to give it, including policy makers and lawmakers.

Those of us who live in southern Maine are fortunate to have healthful food choices, especially in summer. We can buy fresh, locally grown food produced by small farms, not by the food industry.

But, as your editorial notes, most people have no idea why it is so very important to take advantage of that choice. As a result, people buy cheap food without considering what they may be doing to their health.

The movie\'s statistics about how many of us are probably going to become diabetic during our lives is terrifying.

Our \"buy-now, pay-later\" approach to life is not ultimately in our best interest, nor in the best interest of our society and our country. This movie puts in very graphic terms why not.

Madge Baker


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