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reply to post by sheepslayer247
And you still think the food label changes are addressing the chemicals?
Nothing I've been able to find says anything like.
It's all about lumping all the calories into one total and making them bigger and a few changes like that.
Please show me where they are addressing chemicals in the food.
reply to post by sheepslayer247
And the problem is that people eat portions that are too big for them, so how does this address anything?
I'll tell you how our grandmother's and mothers did it. Badly. Tons of meat, butter on all the veggies,potatoes, rice, pasta, desserts every day. High cholesterol obesity and its getting worse not better.
Generations ago there was not as much sugar consumption as there is today.
This is not to demonize the role of glucose/fructose in the body - it is to point out a major imbalance that isn't guided by choice, but by profit. White refined sugar (which is now mainly from genetically modified sugar beets) is stripped of all its nutrients which makes the body work hard to neutralize it. It creates a "high" (or a debt) which must become a "low."
Big Sugar uses tens of millions in lobbying which led to us footing the bill for $280 million to prop up Florida sugar crops last year. Later, we pay for it in healthcare costs; 30-40 percent of those costs are estimated to be from high sugar consumption.
Before we had all these "convenience" foods, meat, butter, eggs were what people ate.
There wasn't the obesity problem there is now.
Meat, butter and eggs are not bad for you.
I've been eating a lower carb plan for over a decade.
Coconut oil is a staple in our home.
Cholesterol, per se, isn't the enemy.
Highly processed oils/fats are.
Highly processed foods of any kind are.
I suggest Mrs. Obama read this. It's not the labels that need changing...it's what in the packages.
Additives. HFCS. Salt. Fat used to lure us to eat more...and hidden fat.
Marketing calorie-intense foods to kids.
You can gussy up the labels all day. But Lunchables are still a horrible thing to give kids to eat.
Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
reply to post by neo96
No it doesn't. Without looking it up tell me what carragenin is ? What about diglicerides do you know what that is or what it's in. Cellulose, what do we find that in? Your education didn't cover this stuff.
Schools taught the four food groups when I was in school. Now they go more into the details but back then it was pretty basic stuff. My parents didn't get any education on nutrition when they were in the school system in the 30s and 40s.
Carragenin is a chemical thickener that makes things feel creamy in you mouth. We find it in cream and ice cream and puddings. Diglicerides are conditioners that also improve the feel of food in your mouth. Cellulose is wood fiber and its in crackers and candy bars and those veggy burgers health nuts seem to think are so good for you. But you need to seek that info the labels list it but don't say what it is or what it does. No label is ever going to make it completely easy but clearer labels might at least help us make better choices. Moms probably don't want to feed their kids toxins but they are in there and the label doesn't tell you that.
Methinks it's more likely there is an agenda: tell folks they can't figure things out for themselves....and at some point, they will start to have misgivings about themselves and start to believe they are not capable.