The food industry is more sophisticated than most in its ability to direct attention away from unpleasant or unpopular truths. Large food manufacturers, fast food empires and even some in the natural foods trade would prefer us not to think too deeply about the food we eat. The Chemical Kitchen feeds America, and the cost of service is very high indeed. – Bill Tara
We’re in big trouble. We’ve been facing an epidemic in food-related diseases for over fifty years. We’re obese, diabetic, and dying from heart disease, cancer and a myriad of other illnesses. And we’re doing it in record numbers. Today there are more hospitals, clinics, healthcare facilities, practitioners and pharmaceutical companies than ever before. And the cost of healthcare continues to spiral out of control with no end in sight.
So much of our food today is genetically engineered, contaminated with growth hormones, antibiotics, pesticides, herbicides and toxins that our long-term health is at real risk. Record numbers of us suffer from chronic conditions, allergies, infections and a host of other preventable and curable ailments, but do nothing about it because we are confused. Making good choices has become a baffling riddle for most of the population.
The irony is that most of the information we receive about food and health comes to us from news sound bites, blogs and talk shows, leading us to believe we’re informed. In reality, we’re being manipulated and bulldozed by the media, lobbyists and special interest groups through their use of aggressive advertising and marketing campaigns. The reality is in the statistics and research that says we are on a path to a catastrophic healthcare crisis that is largely preventable…provided we act now.
A Sense of Purpose
The purpose of The Christina Pirello Health Education Initiative is to change our relationship with food. With education as its foundation, the goal of The Initiative is to provide specifically designed programs to our schools, communities and the food industry itself because you can’t change the system from the outside.
As public demand for healthier food choices has increased, Christina works with schools, community centers, hospitals, corporations and food manufacturers to help them meet that demand with affordable, accessible foods for all of us.
Click here to help: http://christinapirello.org/
CPHEI is a 501(c)(3) and donations are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.