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2020-09-29 -Short Attention Span Theater-
Outrage as Whole Foods CEO Says Ignorance and Poor Choices Cause Obesity
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Posted by Besoeker 2020-09-29 03:01|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6461 views ]  Top

#1 It is a time of universal deceit.

Subsidising Corn production (and thus High Fructose corn syrup) is a terrible idea. fructose is a poison to mitochondria.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2020-09-29 03:23||   2020-09-29 03:23|| Front Page Top

#2 The global population explosion is the 'Green' challenge. Many in developing nations must simply starve, succumb to pandemics, or endless wars. If packed tightly into old folks homes, the Chinese-flu should take care of the elderly. Others should be aborted, or permitted to eventually eat themselves to death.

[sarc off]
Posted by Besoeker 2020-09-29 03:34||   2020-09-29 03:34|| Front Page Top

#3 He's right and wrong. Sure, people can make better choices. But when you've got marketing using powerful psychological techniques that would make the original Chicom brainwashers jealous, it changes the story. These techniques work, and they especially work when applied not to individuals but at a society level.

Then we have food chemists adjusting junk food to fit exactly the taste buds on the human tongue, and combine this with the advertising, and it's no wonder we are where we are. I'm no fan of government intervention but I don't see how a market can fix this. The market is doing what it does best: sell, sell, sell. But what they're doing is harming our people so it must stop.
Posted by Muggsy Hapsburg5230 2020-09-29 06:23||   2020-09-29 06:23|| Front Page Top

#4 He's right. "Go large". "Free refills" (read: free high fructose corn syrup"). Sedentary lifestyle (TV, computer). Few fresh-cooked meals nowadays....popping pills for every little ailment, real or perceived....

All for quality of life, but not with my tax dollars supporting health care for poor choices.
Posted by Clem 2020-09-29 07:24||   2020-09-29 07:24|| Front Page Top

#5 re: 'lack of access' - when you place something nice in front of people who have never had to work for anything in their life; well they have a tendency to destroy that nice thing.
I saw it first hand when Kroger opened a new top of the line ultra clean store in the 'hood I was living in.
It took about half a year before they were considering pulling up stakes, tired of all the theft, vandalism, and just plain rudeness.
Kroger even tried a sushi bar. The only customers it got were the people who had to walk by it while waiting in line for fried chicken every Sunday morning.
Posted by Bob Grorong1136 2020-09-29 07:43||   2020-09-29 07:43|| Front Page Top

#6 Yet strangely the overall life expectancy numbers haven't been dropping like a rock. I'm sure the Socialist can fix that conundrum.
Posted by Procopius2k 2020-09-29 07:45||   2020-09-29 07:45|| Front Page Top

#7 The "human animal" loves those high calorie foods and food sellers gotta sell.
Posted by magpie 2020-09-29 09:57||   2020-09-29 09:57|| Front Page Top

#8 The global population explosion...[sarc off]

What sarcasm?
Posted by Skidmark 2020-09-29 10:18||   2020-09-29 10:18|| Front Page Top

#9 Partly right. We have also made all the high sugar, high calorie foods really cheap and the good foods expensive. A big reason the poor are usually obese is that is what they can afford.

Also their poor choices in choosing to cram as much of that crap in their hole as possible.
Posted by DarthVader 2020-09-29 11:23||   2020-09-29 11:23|| Front Page Top

#10 They banned cigarette advertisements on TV so they could do the same with sugar which is every bit as harmful to our health. Think of it, Saturday morning TV without Fruit Loops, Lucky Charms, Frosted Flakes or Captain Crunch.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2020-09-29 12:39||   2020-09-29 12:39|| Front Page Top

#11 The average person can't afford to get fat shopping at Whole Paycheck.
Posted by Uloter Ebbomolet9368 2020-09-29 13:35||   2020-09-29 13:35|| Front Page Top

#12 I'm overweight, and will admit to a weakness for sweets. I have a sneaking suspicion that high frustose corn syrup and the federal Food Pyramid (search and crab heavey) had a lot to do with my weight. I've been losing weight by cutting carbs, and eating real butter instead of margarine, real sugar or stevai instead of HFCS products, and exercising regularly. Its resulted in nearly 15kg loss, with another 15 to go. So he's not wrong, although I disagree with some of his reasoning.
Posted by Theager Borgia1057 2020-09-29 15:07||   2020-09-29 15:07|| Front Page Top

#13 "starch and carb heavy" - thanks spell check.
Posted by Theager Borgia1057 2020-09-29 15:08||   2020-09-29 15:08|| Front Page Top

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