Great discussion. One key factor that I’ve read about is that we live longer years, but not longer healthy years. We don’t live any more years of being to get up, move around, work in the yard, go hiking or canoeing. The extra time is people being limited to the inside of their house, on meds, hooked up to tubes or in old folks homes, and our life expectancy is declining.
When I was a kid, if a mom didn’t put vegetables on the dinner plate, it was a scandal… My kids do eat junk, but they eat fruit and vegetables too. I agree about the fiber, antioxidants, and nutrients in fruit and veg. When some people say they can’t afford organic vegetables, I point out how many nutritious weeds are growing in their yards, and talk about how much of my food bill is fruit that is now free. We have a guy at my work that is vegan but he eats candy, donuts, and oreos. When I offer him fruit, he doesn’t want any. I hope we can show people that growing food is not just yummy, it’s also healthy and a cheap form of entertainment. I am low income, but I"m not a low life!