Washington, Oct. 26, 2011, PRNewswire – USNewswire, In a few days, the world population will be seven billion people. There is concern whether the food supply will support the projected nine billion by 2050. Barilla for Food & Nutrition, a think-tank with a multidisciplinary approach to the world of food and nutrition, launched in the US Oct. 26. From Guido Barillo, President of the BCFN, “We understand what it takes to bring food from the farm to the table in an efficient and sustainable way, as well as the importance of developing environmentally sustainable product models.”
A recent study by BCFN found that foods highly recommended on the Food Pyramid are also the foods with lower environmental impact. Their intent is to limit negative environmental impact and establish a food system to meet needs worldwide.
Is a time coming for the citizens of North Georgia to wonder whether they will be told what to plant in their own vegetable gardens and what meat product animal to graze? Will they have the right to grow their own foods?
“It has been widely demonstrated that eating and life style are connected to chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular pathologies and some kinds of tumours.” BCFN. These things are true, but to what extent are these diseases related to foods already modified, such as genetically modified foods and the use of high fructose corn syrup to replace cane and beet sugar?
It is also well known that generations before the last two, children ate the same foods as children eat today, but without becoming obese or chronically ill. Teens lived at the local hang-outs, such as Hole-in-the-Wall in Blairsville, where they were served hamburgers, fries, malts or sodas. Arguably, 95 percent of those teens were not obese.
Is it a good thing that BCFN has launched in the US? Only time will tell. No matter what the world decides is best for feeding an ever growing population, natural is not only best, it is the only way to be healthy and have long life.