You Are What You Eat

Jan 20, 2016 | written by:

You are what you eat, and you are what you eat what you eat and you're also what you eat what you eat what you eat and it repeats and repeats and repeats! This phrase may read incredibly awkwardly, it brings to mind the concept of which we are now all aware of: we are what we eat. But it adds an extra step, or a relative theory: even the animal or the vegetable that we are eating is what it has eaten and we could say the same also for the soil in which foods grow.

It's the simplest way of saying that our health and well-being is related to the quality of our food, and the conditions and inputs used for growing that food have an effect on that quality, whether it's the nutritional value or the potential health impacts of eating it. The most obvious correlation is the potential for the existence of pesticide residues on conventionally-grown produce, which may be quite small in quantity on an individual apple, but which may add up to significant exposure over time. A health also of the soil where our food is grown, important both for farmers and for consumers. A topic to be taken increasingly into account and to which we must pay a great importance for the future. But it is also a difficult topic, full of technicalities. To make it more attractive and more sharable, the Australian ecology techno group called Formidable Vegetable Sound System has created an animation giggle and a catchy melody where vegetables and animals are a band that spreads worldwide the problem playing to the rhythm of the ukulele.

This is the video of the song: catchy and immediately effect!


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