This fact hit home for me today. After watching the documentary "Hungry for Change", it dawned on me that the reason our North American society is so reluctant to help us lead a healthier lifestyle is that there is SO much profit to be made from the medical industry and the producers of processed food which would be greatly minimized if we all ate more whole food diets!
"What would happen if everybody ate lots and lots of fresh organic food that was minimally processed?
I think we would have an epidemic of health. I think the stock market would tremble. The drug industry is a half trillion dollar a year, worldwide conglomerate; almost three hundred billion dollars just in North America. This is really really big business. What would happen if everybody were well?
There’s no money in health. You see, good health makes a lot of sense, but it doesn’t make a lot of dollars.”