Foodtopia – Brief Story of Food

Foodtopia – Brief Story of Food


Nowadays we waste between eating out & indoor, in garbage, leftovers management, health care costs and taxes something equal to the 30% of the average gross wage on feeding ourselves and still, more than the 50% of the food we produce is thrown away. How did we end up this way? For over four millions years we ate like our primitive ancestors, in other words whatever came to hand in our surroundings It wasn’t until the industrial revolution that we changed our traditional diets and dove headlong into the hectic rhythm of the city. The lack of time is what made us give up our control over our diet to industry but so far industry has been unable to produce comercially the dishes our ancestors survived on, so instead a new kind of fast-food was invented and we became americanized. Our diet changed drastically as hundreds of fast food chains sprang up everywhere, selling a new kind of food where the packaging is more important than the content. And in this new food made out of mysterious ingredients, that we’ve never tasted before, we find preservatives, flavour enhancers, additives, sweeteners, nitrates, stabilizers… emulsifying agents, antibiotics, MSG, antioxidants, Sulphites and thousands of different colourings. A new food tyrant is born: the supermarket which in its quest for added value made us believe that protein is meat. So we stopped eating wheat and vegetables feeding them to the animals, the same animals that later we would find in our plates. And with our higher meat consumption and our dietary imbalances, obesity has become a pandemic, and cardiovascular diseases have become a part of the family. And this meat creates methane, a gas which is almost more lethal than the all the CO2 generated by the world´s traffic. And so we arrive to the present day, where obese and starving people share the same planet. where half of the food produced for our consumption is systematically trashed. Some in the field, due to over production and market logicistics, some in the supermarket and the rest in our houses. Imagine the ecological footprint this industry is leaving on our Earth.

100 thoughts on “Foodtopia – Brief Story of Food”

  1. Bravo! All in the name of the almighty dollar too. There is more than enough food to feed the world, its a matter of re-distribution and education. Thanks for sharing with me and I hope eveyone who has a YouTube account views this.

  2. Good video but the facts are a little off. The loss of food is more around 27% from producer to plate. That's still a lot and needs to be fixed. Also, evolutionary nutritionist have stated, on many occasions, that grains are actually the source of our obesity, not meats. Whole grains block our ability to absorb nutrients and processed grains are accepted by the body as sugar (white rice/breads/cakes) and are high on the GI.

  3. Yes..govts, public admin. AND Corp are guilty of leading the masses astray. Yet
    WE are responsible for ourselves in the end..If not, lemming status comes into play.
    Do YOU trust your govt. to tell you what you can and cannot do?

  4. I 've been vegetarian 17 years. I do recomment to all, nothing is better than fresh tasty green food. But today, its hard to find even pure natural vegetables (without all chemicals and mutation stuff).

  5. Why did you send this video to me without my ever asking?
    I so far do not like this video.

  6. Eating meat is great way of finding some specific nutrients, but you can acquire them from other sources. But, if you are not consuming this nutrients the effects on your health will make themselves present.

  7. First of all, I want to endorse, with all my might, synthetics of all kinds. It is far too annoying to see natural equated with good, and unnatural to bad. Food may not be the same as it was, but there are still good reasons to suspect that the human touch has been a force for good in our food production.
    While the content of this video was ambiguous at best, it seems to pander to intuitions and emotional appeals, so I am hardly very persuaded to be a part of some revolution.

  8. Eating meat is one of the worst things you could do to this planet and to the human and nonhuman animals that inhabit it. Maybe it's time you see past your tastebuds and realize the consequences that your actions have

  9. 𝑩𝒓𝒖𝒕𝒂𝒍 𝑨𝒔𝒔 𝑴𝒂𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒓 says:

    Soylent master race.

  10. Yes, I agree. We should take all the animals that eat meat and cage them up for the sins they have committed against our mother nature.

  11. When humans overpopulated the planet; industrialization came and instead of feeding ourselves we paid someone else to do it through money. Either hunting or barter trade would be better. But to get rid of over industrialization we need to fight overpopulation

  12. Ok, sorry but one (maybe ignorant) remark. Supermarkets made us believe meat is protein??? I come from Eastern Europe where long before supermarkets and Western-style fast food, back in the communist days, meat was still protein. I'm not sure why this is portrayed as wrong here. It's of course a whole different story that the average meat portion (e.g. a beef steak or a burger) is far bigger than what humans need and that too much meat leads to all kinds of environmental/climate issues. indeed.

  13. Do you mean 'organic'? Susan, organic food is everywhere, you just have to look for it. Organic food is free of chemicals and it is nonGMO. Even Walmart grocery has a few organic items. Americans are so used to not spending a calorie of energy to find good food, I suggest spend two!

  14. Wow. Either you are really uninformed or you're a troll, because your comment is completely wrong about vegan diets for healthy babies and children. I'm not trying to make fun of you, but it's kind of funny when I read your statements again, how incorrect you are.

  15. Not bad, agree with most of it. As for additives, my 2nd wife (who was very alternate – had home births, against immunization [much worse than food additives], made lentil burgers [not bad]) observed that food additives in such small quantities that they're homeopathic.
    Still, there are some more colours, preservatives, 'flavours' which need to be banned.
    I don't eat much meat, & I spend way less than 30% of my small income on food.
    BUT, main problem 4 environment is OVERPOPULATION – Mothers!

  16. You know if we wait on government to make our lives better when it comes to what we eat… hell will more than likely freeze over first. OF course I'm speaking on the United States since I live here.. My congressman is obese.. so I'm not going to expect anything marvelous from him.

  17. In 1975, I switched from my Vegan life style to the new Paleo Diet, "to get bigger & stronger"; ten months ago, at age 50, I almost died from Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Type II Diabetes, Kidney Stones, Gout and Prostate Issues. I switched back to VEGAN, and have completely reversed or cured ALL of the above Diseases and Issues.
    YouTube:
    The Starch Solution
    Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease
    The China Study
    NutritionFacts org

  18. Eating too much meat is bad for you. Eating no meat is also bad for you. That's why you have a balance of meat and vegetables. I think thousands of years of evolution has a better idea of what is good for our bodies than some new fad of ONLY eating vegetables. If you want to be a vegetarian because of animal rights beliefs, go for it. But for your body to run properly, like it was created, then your diet will need some sort of meat in the equation.

  19. But it is. MAYBE we still have enough food, but we began running out of clean water in the 1980s. There were a few British TV documentaries about it – how millions in the 3rd & even 2nd Worlds had to start living near garbage tips (to get food & rough materials for shelter – castaways from the rich & MIDDLE CLASS) & the water was not fit to drink, but it's all they still have.
    Water is the solvent of Life. It's the most important. We have to keep the Water Cycle flowing, but there are too many

  20. (ii)
    All the "water saving" campaigns that began in the West were purely so the capitalists could squeeze more cheap labour into their factories etc.

    The more water we send down the sink the better – because it DILUTES the inevitable toxins that we produce (even soap in sufficient quantities becomes a toxin).

    It is lack of clean water and accumulating garbage & sewerage that is slowly killing us (starting with the 3rd World).

    The bio-shell is LIMITED – didn't you know that? Do you think we

  21. (iv)
    The only groups I know of who say "the World" (remember all Life is supported by only an extremely thin bio-shell on this planet – the equivalent of the film of moisture on an orange skin) can 'handle many more people" are:
    Roman Catholics; Economic "Rationalists" (really extreme laissez-faire capitalists); and the old Stalinists (state-capitalists).

    Even Lenin said, "Capitalism leads to the unnatural concentration of large numbers of people in 'cities'."

    'More, more, more' is runaway Ego

  22. This video is nothing but a bunch of anti-scientific, superstitious, neo-Luddite non-sense. Seriously, this is worse than creationism. Stop huffing paint cans and go read a biology text book.

  23. goklany. org/publications. html
    "Have increases in population, affluence and technology worsened human and environmental well-being?"
    "Between 1990 and the early 2000s, for example, the proportion of the population with access to safer water increased from 70 to 84 percent in South Asia and 49 to 53 percent in Sub-Saharan Africa, while with regard to sanitation, it increased from 16 to 35 percent in South Asia, and 32 to 36 percent in Sub-Saharan Africa (World Bank 2008b)."

  24. You don't get it do you?

    THE EARTH IS LIMITED.

    THE THIN BIO-SHELL IS EVEN MORE LIMITED.

    Politically-correct eating 'practices' is like tinkering with the fuel mix on a runaway out-of-control car.

    All wars are struggles for limited resources.

    Resources are only limited when there's TOO MANY PEOPLE.

    "Too many people payin' parkin' fines
    Too many people never sleep in late
    Too many people sharin' party-lines
    Too many hungry people losin' weight!" – Paul McCartney 1971

  25. There are 50 billion gallons of water per person on Earth. People can make unlimited amounts of fresh water as long as they have energy. People have 32.4 billion years' worth of energy in form of the fission fuel in the earth's crust alone. When there are 50 billion gallons of water per person and 32.4 billion years' worth of fuel, a claim that "THE EARTH IS LIMITED" has limited relevance.

  26. "Do you think we can just keep increasing our numbers forever?"
    A population of a trillion could easily exist on Earth at greater levels of well-being than those of today.

  27. To be "free of chemicals" "food" would be free of fat, protein, and carbohydrate. Are you sure that sounds like food? Are you trying to claim that fat, protein, and carbohydrate aren't chemical?

  28. are you a nut? what are you talking about? the conversation was about pesticides and adding chemicals to the food such as that, organics does not have these extra chemical like pesticides, I am not 'trying' to claim any thing about fat, protein or carbs, hahaha, you are a nut case!

  29. are you even 'thinking' when you make these statements? What are you thinking about when I said 'the conversation was about pesticides', what is going thru your thought processes? You are so far off of what was being talked about I thought you were clowning around, but you are on drugs or something. This is my last response to you, bye bye

  30. 𝑩𝒓𝒖𝒕𝒂𝒍 𝑨𝒔𝒔 𝑴𝒂𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒓 says:

    Care to explain how?
    It provides everything the body needs and is easy to digest. I'm not a doctor or a dietitian but I don't really see how you could not achieve health from it.

  31. 𝑩𝒓𝒖𝒕𝒂𝒍 𝑨𝒔𝒔 𝑴𝒂𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒓 says:

    I don't see how artificially added nutrients differ from naturally occurring ones. I'm certain that there's no difference at all between the two, if anything I think that the artificial one would be healthier since it has all of the ingredients in quite specific measurements ensuring that you're getting exactly what you need.

  32. The problem is that you aren't. That's all. Sure you theoretically could, but you aren't in reality. In fact you never will, at least at our technology level. It is still more expensive to give you all the nutrients in an apple, than the apple costs itself.

    What they really are doing is giving you a close approximation of the major nutrients with flavoring to fool your tastebuds. But that's not the same thing.

  33. Sugar, water, and a multivitamin replaces an apple, but doesn't cost as much. If you want the flavonoids, too, those can be made in giant vats by genetically-engineered E. coli.

  34. Nope sorry. There is a lot more to it. But you seem to be getting 1/2 the point. They can replicate the big parts cheaper, but not the whole thing. It's the subtle things like more complex sugars and starches, dietary fibre, trace nutrients and phyto nutrients that make all the difference.

  35. "There is a lot more to it."
    Name it.
    .
    "fibre"
    Not a nutrient.
    .
    "trace nutrients"
    That was in your multivitamin. The phyto nutrients are the flavonoids I mentioned. Fiber doesn't make any difference.

  36. 1st of all chemically, dietary fiber consists of non-starch polysaccharides such as arabinoxylans, cellulose, and many other plant components such as resistant starch, resistant dextrins, inulin, lignin, waxes, chitins, pectins, beta-glucans, and oligosaccharides. Many are very important to nutrition because they affect every part of digestion and even things as important as cholesterol regulation.

  37. That's not entirely accurate. Organic food is allowed to have a small percentage of it be gmo and still be labelled organic. Check it out.

  38. "Many are very important to nutrition"
    Prove it — but first read this, and then get back to us: tinyu rl. com/8zsbmh

  39. Gary Taubes. Yeah sure I know about him. Some of the things he says are right, some total BS. But more importantly for this discussion is that he agrees with my argument in this case.

    " Taubes argues that the problem lies in refined carbohydrates, like white flour, easily digested starches, and sugars, and that the key to good health is the kind of calories we take in, not the number." while you seem to think there is no difference.

  40. 𝑩𝒓𝒖𝒕𝒂𝒍 𝑨𝒔𝒔 𝑴𝒂𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒓 says:

    It's more expensive because it's still being developed. Nuclear energy was expensive when it was being developed and now it's one of the cheapest energy sources available. The same applies to Wind and Solar, they're one of the most expensive sources of energy even though they don't use fuel. After a while the process will be refined and tweaked, new ways will be developed to get the nutrients faster and cheaper. I think that it will be grown in petridishes like that testtube meat in Netherlands.

  41. I liked the clip so I checked your site: "We promote a balanced meal that encourages the consumption of vegetable protein aminogram good quality, using legumes, cereals, vegetables and fruit, along with a minority consumption of meat and fish to flavor and vitamins and oligoelements."
    Sorry,cant support you,you're not vegan
    EVERY creature on this earth deserves a life free of exploitation,torture & death.

  42. some of the main amino acids and proteins we need are in animals and are only found in small amounts from plants.

  43. Sorry,it's a fallacy that veggie proteins are incomplete,a myth perpetuated by the meat industry.Us vegans are perfectly healthy.Where do the animals get their protein do you think???

  44. Oh i do,so you just prove that there is absolutely no need to eat meat.If you can acquire them "from other sources" why would you choose to participate in the confining,torture & slaughter of innocent sentient beings???

  45. Confining and torture are relative to where the meat is acquire. And almost all animals have a certain degree of sentience, this does not make them special. Also, the fact that those nutrients are found in others foods does not mean the quantities are appropriate for having a healthy diet. A great example is the vitamin B12.

  46. To add to your point…
    And Vitamin A, and dietary Vitamin D. Astronomically higher quality proteins and fats. Etc.

    As for confining and torturing: Okay. Simple. Don't buy from folks that confine and torture. Done!

    As for animal suffering and veggie production: Animal suffering in the process of veggie producting is on a massive massive scale. Plus, the way we are doing it today, even organically, is unsustainable — unless you add animals to the farming techniques.

  47. The producers of this video have their hearts in the right place. We do throw away so much food. We have an efficiency problem. But then the video perpetuates a bunch of inaccuracies and myths (for both animal and veggie production) and doesn't address sustainability… not really anyway (YouTube comments don't give enough space to elaborate)

    Anyway. Again. Their heart is in the right place, but… not a video I would recommend.

  48. I wont comment on the sentience part bcoz if feeling&suffering doesnt count 4 u,i have nothing 2 add,humans arent so special either except 4 u,they r because it's UR species.A very small amount of B12 is found in animals bcoz of the food they eat,B12 is a bacterium found in the soil.Meat eaters r more susceptible 2 B12 deficiency bcoz a)it's destroyed when u cook ur meat&not being a true carnivore,u cant eat meat raw b)soils everywhere r depleted bcoz of mono agriculture,pesticides&feritlizers..

  49. ..vegans get it in fortified food,some dont even bother coz we only need tiny amounts& our body produces it naturally.Healthy doesnt = eating animal products,they're full of saturated fat,will give u cholesterol,heart disease,high blood pressure& some types of cancer.Why would u consume a diet consisting of cruelty to animals,poor health for u,world hunger & exhaustion of the planet resources…

  50. Lol ur body produces the cholesterol u need,diet cholesterol isnt wanted/needed.VitA:apricot,avocado,banana,broccoli,celery,cherries etc(list non exhaustive) VitD: alfalfa sprouts,parsley,carrots,mushrooms,ALL green leafy vegs,sunflower seeds,sweet potato,spirulina,chlorella,yeast,etc(same remark)We need only small amounts of fat& u'll found what u need in fruit(yes,there's fat in fruit!(1 banana has 0,3g),vegs(1 potato 0,4g),seeds &nuts have heaps of healthy fat compared 2 animal saturated fat.

  51. I advice you to read The China Study by Dr Campbell as well as the works of Dr Barnard, Esseltyn, McDougal &Greger for a start πŸ™‚

  52. so how do plants have specific proteins and enzymes that we need but are only found in meat, so proteins that plants would never need, they somehow have for a weird reason.

  53. I eat a byproduct of cannabis sativa, called hemp protein. It's the separated parts of the stalk that still contain all of the protein, fibre, amino fatty acids, and other nutrients the body needs, like magnesium. It's a lifesaver.

  54. hmm maybe could be true but the only way I have ever, ever, ever been able to lose weight is a high consumption of meat.

  55. canΒ΄ take you guys seriously, but all that negative thinking aside, yes it is true that eating healthy is important.

  56. No goodness in food any-longer that is why people are getting obese; body craves more nurishment but it is never satisfied.

  57. A fun video but I’d like to see more on farm share of food, projected to 0 as consumers pay more. Consumers have long been subsidized by farmers (β€œThe Hidden Farm Bill: Secret Trillions for Agribusiness”) FYI, historically the family/community farm revolution was followed by urban power complex (civilization, β€œutopian” (authoritarian) control of destiny, Lewis Mumford β€œTransformations of Man”). See β€œCows Save the Planet” on myth of cow gas & see β€œBittman Bashes Butter and Beyond”. I lost 20 lb. Meat helped.

  58. Good video.Β  I can't believe how many people don't get it.Β  I've raised animals for food and I can tell you it comes at a high cost.Β  I'm vegetarian now.Β  I'll eat meat if it's served to me, but I don't want to be part of an industry that is extremely cruel to animals, Besides the water, petrol, and land required to produce meat is too high a burden for the earth to continue to bear.Β  Watch – http://youtu.be/qCRspwfKHmI

  59. needs to emphasize that the root cause of the poor health is the Control of the food system. Β  Choice is too reduced, Cheap and Chemical and GMO are institutionalized. Β Market is stifled because of government subsidies. Β What we eat is bad we all know, but Why we eat it and how to cut off the Control that subsidizes toxic foods and mass produces it to enrich itself, is what we have to ask ourselves.

  60. to me the grocery chains and especially FDA and USDA are equally as culpable as the fast food chains and too much meat, factory meat. Over consumption of sugars both natural and engineered is institutionalized in our stores and culture. Β When I hear the words "food scientist", and "food regulations" I cringe. Β Any group should be able to share and recommend what they feel are "best practices" and/or "benchmark target goals" but to enforce science opinion about food on others has proven that science can be harmful. Β  Β We are talking about Ingestion when we talk about food and medicine. Forced Control of what others Ingest is the root. Β We know best what is good for you mentality around Ingestion has been proven wrong. Β Food Freedom, a free market approach to food will change everything.

  61. So what you're saying is that the best thing is to kill all the animals? That way they aren't making methane because they are dead, yes? And what will my cat eat? He is a carnivore. Oh well best he dies yes? Food for the worms? Yes. Is best. Right?

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