In North America, food is a multi-billion dollar a year industry encompassing everything from advertising to production to sales. Everyone needs food. The biggest paradox is this: we’ve known for 100 years what we should be eating, and now we know even more about what we’re eating. So why then, in a culture that focuses on thin, is obesity on the increase in Canada? This documentary from The National investigates what we eat and how food influences our society. From fast food to school cafeterias, this program explores how we think about food, the influence of media and the effect on our society. In breaking down each major meal, we see where families gain their fat. The program also examines organic foods, diabetes and the vegetables we eat. An excellent source of food information.