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The Modern Food System and the Roots of Obesity

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If you've ever felt that you're overweight, it's your own fault because you are not smart enough to eat the right foods and you're too lazy to exercise... that's exactly what the government and food industry would like you to believe.

But in reality, government and industry share the blame for your ever-expanding waistline, as a new BBC documentary explores in detail. In this revealing film airing on BBC Two, investigative reporter Jacques Peretti explores the obesity epidemic and the roles government and industry have played. Although his focus is on the obesity problem in the UK, his findings are also appropriate for the US as well.

Please understand that I am not suggesting you are completely absolved of any responsibility for your size and health status. However, there are factors beyond your control, and the only way to avoid those "booby-traps" is to educate yourself so that you will be able to recognize and avoid these deceptive obesity landmines.

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