Saturday, April 24, 2010

Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution

Once upon a time, long, long ago...I wrote the last post on my blog. I have news for you. KEY DRUMROLL HERE. I'm back.

I'd like to premiere my re-blogging with a post about Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution. Over the last two years, I've had an intense interest in the food industry and the effect it has on our nation's health. I'm constantly learning about genetically modified crops, food labeling and large-scale food production. As you might have guessed, I jumped at the opportunity to watch Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution on ABC. 

In case you aren't familiar with the show, it documents chef Jamie Oliver and his attempt to bring healthier habits to Huntington, West Virginia. During the filming he attempted to establish a new school lunch program that serves fresh produce, while eliminating overly processed food. He visited families and opened a local kitchen to educate locals about healthy cooking habits. 

To sign a petition supporting healthier food in schools, visit Jamie's site.

I would love to see what we could change in this country (and around the world) if we only tried. With a virtual world around us, it seems that getting people to collaborate and rally together should be easy. How can design help support and challenge the issues you are passionate about?

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