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Are We in Obesity Crisis?

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Are we in Obesity Crisis? I would think so. Obesity can contribute much health issue and become a great concern in all ages. Why didn’t our government do something about it? That’s not what they do best. Most often, politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them. First we have to look at our food supply:

The US government subsidizes farmers through the Farm Bill to produce high carbohydrate foods such, as corn, wheat, soybeans, and rice. However, farmers are paid, by comparison, very little to grow fresh produce.

This is reflected in supermarket prices. “The real prices of fruits and vegetables between 1985 and 2000 increased by nearly 40 percent, while the real price of soft drinks (a.k.a liquid corn) declined by 23 percent.”

“The reason the least healthful calories in the supermarket are the cheapest, is that those are the ones the Farm Bill encourages farmers to grow.”

“One of the particularly perverse outcomes of the corn subsidies has been to make High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS), the sweetener of choice for processed-food producers. Nearly all non-diet sodas now contain HFCS, and it is also in dozens of other food products, from breakfast cereal to chick nuggets.” In addition, it is now being included in lunch meats.

A few months ago, NY Mayor, Bloomberg campaigned against the Obesity, instead of regulating High-fructose-corn syrup, he regulated people to consume soft drink.  That was a classic example to what politicians does best.



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