Here's a detailed press release on the
show, as well. http://theweightofthenation.hbo.com/dow ... elease.pdf
It looks interesting. While I don't think they'll proposing a plant-based solution, it looks like they do see lack of
fruit and veggie consumption as a big part of the
The film shows how food is produced and marketed, which can have severe consequences for the nation’s health. For example, national farm policies, including
subsidies for corn and soy, have contributed to an abundance of processed foods that are high in calories and low in nutrients. However, fruit and vegetable farmers get little support, and only 3% of American crop land is used for fruits and vegetables. Furthermore, the vast majority of Americans fall short of meeting recommendations for daily servings of fruits and vegetables. High-calorie food is often much cheaper than vegetables and fruit.
Too bad I don't have HBO.