Faculty Lecture Series- Is Our Food Killing Us? Is Michael Pollan Correct?
|When:||March 22, 2013|
|Where:||Student Union’s Ogeechee Theater, Armstrong campus, 11935 Abercorn Street|
|Admission:||Free and open to the public!|
About this event:
This presentation will explore the scientific basis behind the effect our society’s reliance on industrial farming practices and commercial food products has had on the nature of eating in America and how the health of Americans has changed as a result. Highly processed foods and fast foods have led to an increase of sugar and calories in food which in turn has increased obesity rates. The pervasiveness of salt and high-fructose corn syrup in processed foods, the existence of hormones and antibiotics in many products, and the medical implications of these factors in our diets will be explored. Discussion will be linked to Armstrong’s Common Read text, Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma.
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