“The documentary follows the food-buying habits of a low-income family. A single dollar can’t buy a bunch of broccoli, but can buy a fast food cheeseburger or any number of snack food options at the supermarket, including chips, cookies and carbonated beverages. Pollan points out that the food system is skewed toward these bad calories, because these are made from government-subsidized commodity crops, particularly corn.

As a result, the most significant indicator for obesity is income level, while the industry makes it out to be an issue of personal responsibility.”
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