Food-themed Film Series Goes Nationwide in April
We are what we eat, right? Considering the nation’s seemingly insatiable appetite for junk food, the adage conjures some gastro-trocious images. I picture a mutant human-victual hybrid: Homo sapiens head, grisly hamburger meat body, lumbering on fried mozzarella stick legs, sweating corn syrup. In fact, new research published online a few days ago in Nature Neuroscience suggests that regularly gorging on junk food can become an addictive habit in the same way that doing drugs can. And then there’s the toll that producing some of our favorite guilty pleasures can take on the planet.
But it tastes so good! You say. And I don’t know what food is best for the environment anyway! Well, get educated this month by going to a movie (you can exercise afterward).