Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Remember the Super Bowl commercial this year, "God Made a Farmer?" Wasn't it great? It reached out to so many people and there was more buzz about it than any other commercial during the game. I think commercials like this are proving that America wants to be healthy. America wants to get back to our roots and live better. When I first moved to Nashville I was so excited about the emphasis on "farm to table" restaurants, the abundance of local farmers' markets, and the large amount of bikeways and greenways we have. This city really wants to be healthy. The trend of local restaurants wanting to buy from local farmers is great! Maybe it's just a mental thing, but eating a salad that was in the soil less than 24 hours before, just gives me such a great feeling! As most of you know, I work in news. For years now, we have been doing stories about "food deserts" and "community gardens." They all just seemed so mundane to me that I never thought twice about these community efforts. But lately I have realized that the human race really is in a crisis. We are feeding ourselves plates full of shit and we are making ourselves sick. The food we eat is triggering diseases and we are killing ourselves. We laugh at our diseases and act like being fat is ok. In a meeting at work today our web producer told us that the owner of Heart Attack Grill died (from a heart attack of course). This is disgusting. We make jokes about serious conditions that we have given ourselves and it is not funny. If you are over 350 pounds, you can eat for free at the "Heart Attack Grill." Good Lord. Our forefathers must be rolling over in their graves.
Posted by Lori Renee' at 7:46 PM