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Friday, December 14, 2012

More Obese Children than Starving Children in the World

According to this link more children in the world today are obese than hungry?

What does this mean?

It means very simply that the food we are feeding children is bad.

The site also reports that "... since 1970 men and women worldwide have gained slightly more than ten years of life expectancy overall, but they spend more years living with injury and illness."

So what is modern society, world wide, doing to our children?

It would appear to be abusing them by over feeding them or, more likely, feeding them bad food.

I have written a lot in this and the personal blog about the SAD (Standard American Diet) state of nutrition in the country.

Its shit.

We sell processed food that's either nutritionally deficient or full of things that are bad for your body.

To wit: Bromided Vegetable Oil (BVO).

A flame retardant or something along those lines.

Now found in Gatorade according to this NY Times story.

From the link: "Brominated vegetable oil contains bromine, the element found in brominated flame retardants, used in things like upholstered furniture and children’s products. Research has found brominate flame retardants building up in the body and breast milk, and animal and some human studies have linked them to neurological impairment, reduced fertility, changes in thyroid hormones and puberty at an earlier age."


How do we justify this as a society?

Little wonder our kids are unhealthy and fat.

Like a school shooting does the BVO do the harm or the idiots putting into the Gatorade?

Its found in more than just Gatorade.  According to the NY Times its also found in: "Mountain Dew, also made by PepsiCo; Powerade, Fanta Orange and Fresca from Coca-Cola; and Squirt and Sunkist Peach Soda, made by the Dr Pepper Snapple Group."

One imagines that at some level there is a "company meeting" where Bob the accountant gets up and says "Gee, we could make $.001/botttle/can of X if we switch from X to VBO."

One also imagines that the other folks in the meeting, many with small kids or in fact drinking this stuff themselves say, "Sure, why not..."

Probably some guy or girl pipes up in the back and says "hey, a, isn't this banned in Europe and on the FDA soon-to-be-bad list?"

Then someone's cell phone goes off: little Johnny needs to be picked up from school.

An alert pops up on someone's laptop: "Meeting in 5 mins..."

A quick show of hands and in goes the BVO.

Everyone runs to the next meeting.

Now imagine at the UN where we purchase all the food for starving children.

And the companies, owned by relatives of the UN, vying for contracts based on lowest price.

Bet the same thing happens...

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