posted on Jul, 1 2009 @ 10:38 AM
Ok so what is the conspiracy angle here???
The poorest state, Missisippi, is in the lead followed by Michigan, West Virginia, Tennesee and Alabama, all poverty ridden states that feed on
government subsidized Little Debbie snacks from their local Walmart. They cannot afford to eat healthier nor do they have the correct information
since the majority count on government funded healthcare that toots the FDA's horn and recomends the FDA's skewed food pyramid.
The higher socio economic states like Colorado, Maryland and Conneticut have the lowest percentages.
Also check out this little tidbit...
"Health economists once made the harsh financial calculation that the obese would save money by dying sooner, notes Jeff Levi, executive director of
the Trust, a nonprofit public health group. But more recent research instead suggests they live nearly as long but are much sicker for longer,
requiring such costly interventions as knee replacements and diabetes care and dialysis. Studies show Medicare spends anywhere from $1,400 to $6,000
more annually on health care for an obese senior than for the non-obese."
Whoops! Messed that all up, now we have an epidimic and it is costing us more moneyy and nobody is dieing as previously thought.
If our government is going to subsidize anything it should be healthy whole foods. Time to audit the FDA and get the correct information out to
the people and it is time for the FDA to step and do their freaking jobs and actually get rid of all this crap that is killing us, stop
letting these corporate monsters take shortcuts with our ingrediants, time for the FDA to protect the people and not the bottom line.
(visit the link for the full news article)