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    Default Health and Fitness Series: The Weaponization of Sugar, Salt, and Fat

    Health and Fitness Series: The Weaponization of Sugar, Salt, and Fat


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    What are you putting into your mouth? Where does it come from? How is it made? Do you enjoy paying for the staggering healthcare costs of millions of obese Americans who are making poor nutrition choices?

    Democracy Now has an interview with Michael Moss whose new book Salt, Sugar, Fat: How The Food Giants Hooked Us was recently the subject of a major cover story on the processed food industry in the NY Times Sunday Magazine:
    “On the evening of April 8, 1999, a long line of Town Cars and taxis pulled up to the Minneapolis headquarters of Pillsbury and discharged 11 men who controlled America’s largest food companies. Nestlé was in attendance, as were Kraft and Nabisco, General Mills and Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola and Mars. Rivals any other day, the C.E.O.’s and company presidents had come together for a rare, private meeting. On the agenda was one item: the emerging obesity epidemic and how to deal with it. …

    As he spoke, Mudd clicked through a deck of slides — 114 in all — projected on a large screen behind him. The figures were staggering. More than half of American adults were now considered overweight, with nearly one-quarter of the adult population — 40 million people — clinically defined as obese. Among children, the rates had more than doubled since 1980, and the number of kids considered obese had shot past 12 million. (This was still only 1999; the nation’s obesity rates would climb much higher.) Food manufacturers were now being blamed for the problem from all sides — academia, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society. The secretary of agriculture, over whom the industry had long held sway, had recently called obesity a “national epidemic.” …

    The meeting was remarkable, first, for the insider admissions of guilt. But I was also struck by how prescient the organizers of the sit-down had been. Today, one in three adults is considered clinically obese, along with one in five kids, and 24 million Americans are afflicted by type 2 diabetes, often caused by poor diet, with another 79 million people having pre-diabetes. Even gout, a painful form of arthritis once known as “the rich man’s disease” for its associations with gluttony, now afflicts eight million Americans.

    The public and the food companies have known for decades now — or at the very least since this meeting — that sugary, salty, fatty foods are not good for us in the quantities that we consume them. So why are the diabetes and obesity and hypertension numbers still spiraling out of control? . . . "


    There is even a Jewish angle to this story other than the kosher tax:
    “Stung by the rejection, Cadbury Schweppes in 2004 turned to a food-industry legend named Howard Moskowitz. Moskowitz, who studied mathematics and holds a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Harvard, runs a consulting firm in White Plains, where for more than three decades he has “optimized” a variety of products for Campbell Soup, General Foods, Kraft and PepsiCo. “I’ve optimized soups,” Moskowitz told me. “I’ve optimized pizzas. I’ve optimized salad dressings and pickles. In this field, I’m a game changer.” . . .

    Huge corporations like Kraft, General Mills, and Coca-Cola are using the latest science to make nutritionally inferior junk foods loaded with salt, sugar, and fat – like the 400 calories that are in 1 cup of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese – more tasty and addictive. The result of all this corporate manipulation of the American diet (like stripping fiber and minerals out of food to make you stay hungry all the time) has been a national downward spiral into obesity and soaring healthcare costs.

    NPR has another interview with Moss that explores how Coca-Cola, which forced Atlanta’s business class to capitulate to integration in the 1960s, has successfully marketed its high calorie diabetes water to the point where it has become the recognized brandname in the entire world.






    Posted on March 4, 2013 by Hunter Wallace

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    The Kosher Solution


    At a Libertarian lecture on food, the jewish speaker suggested that the obvious thing to do (since all the good food was labeled anyway) was suggest that everyone only buy kosher products.

    Of course he might see that as a solution.

    In reality, “kosher” includes all the worst kinds of soda pop, not to mention many other disgusting foods, (biblically), so it was funny. Dr. Pepper and Red Bulls are kosher. An organic pork roast is not, for instance. So you could see the effect of someone thinking that “kosher” means good food, and where people such as him saw the future of the market in kosher labeled products.

    March 4, 2013 at 1:17 pm

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    Default Them Damn Yankees stole the land but cannot make it produce

    Them Damn Yankees stole the land but cannot make it produce


    Other thing about these vids:

    One can see more fallout from the “New South.” I used to see the use of “law” to wipeout the Bible Belt (ending E-ville Tobacco and ridding the country of 500,000 farmers), as merely a LAND GRAB scheme of Northerners, who have to devalue people’s property to “get” something.

    Or Genocide, since Tobacco Acts ended 500,000 Bible Belt (code for protestant, largely German, English, Scots Generational American) farmers. China and Brazil are other lead producers of Tobacco, and those were seen as fine, (nor are their religions seen as “vile heresies that must be stamped out,” and Americans can buy from them for a much higher price— So, it just seemed like the “New” u.s. Immigrant Leaders who are all from the Latin South or China feeding their “home countries” (Latino Lands and communists).

    However, the vids raised another aspect.

    After the land was devalued “legally” (and handed out to Northeast cronies to build houses —ie, the “housing crisis”— and after they were handed to the Welfare-Warfare Recipients), the “New Southerners” used the old Tobacco infrastructure to POISON the population.

    You really have to admire the “innovations” of Yankees.

    But the bottom line is THEY DO NOT GROW THINGS. They devalued the less dangerous farm crop of tobacco, devalued the land, then scammed on the land, AND THEN used the old factories to POISON people.

    Why can’t they GROW things? Why do they only “take?”

    Why don’t they see the beauty of the old Agrarian South?

    In the neighborhoods heavy with NETS, you can actually spot who is who, just by the fact that they are the ones with the “landscapers.” (ie, foreign cheap labour to do their yards).

    A friend told me her NET neighbors actually hire people to design her christmas decorations, hand them, etc. (As if she is a corporation, LOL!) Don’t people long to meet others with some personal charm? Some unique point of view? Some evidence that something other that just strict materialism was pursued in life?

    March 4, 2013 at 1:32 pm

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