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I read Nickel and Dimed. I'm aware of the crisis plaguing low income families in this country. I still hold fast to the idea that if you are not a low income family, this tax is a good idea.
Clinical effects of inadequate protein intake
As outlined above, protein is the fundamental component necessary for cellular and organ function....
Similarly unless amino acids are present in the diet in the right balance protein utilization will be affected. In the World as a whole protein-energy malnutrition (PEM) is fairly common in children and adults, and is associated with the deaths of 6 million children a year. In industrialized nations. PEM is seen primarily in hospitals, is associated with disease, and is often found in the elderly.....
Clearly protein deficiency has an adverse effect on all organs. In infants and children it has been shown to have harmful effects on the brain and may have longer term effects on brain function. Furthermore, protein deficiency has been shown to have and adverse effects on the immune system, resulting in a higher risk of infection. Pg 608, 609(citations removed) books.google.com... KQ4XcbuNKpajnuiY&hl=en&ei=AzeTSp3ZNoaJtgfw1-xK&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=8#v=onepage&q=%22brain%20function%22%20%22protein%20intake%22&f=fa lse
We have Is going vegetarian better for the Earth? Meat-eaters who switch to a plant-based diet save...Over one hectare of land per ton of food www.surfnetkids.com...
A United Nations report has identified the world’s rapidly growing herds of cattle as the greatest threat to the climate, forests and wildlife. And they are blamed for a host of other environmental crimes, from acid rain to the introduction of alien species, from producing deserts to creating dead zones in the oceans, from poisoning rivers and drinking water to destroying coral reefs. The world’s 1.5 billion cattle are most to blame. Livestock are responsible for 18 per cent of the greenhouse gases that cause global warming, more than cars, planes and all other forms of transport put together. www.greendiary.com...
“The most important research finding in this area has recently come from Jena University in Germany. Researchers there have shown that a gene used in GM canola transferred to bacteria in the guts of bees. I believe this is the first publicly documented case of horizontal gene transfer from GM crops to bacteria within any animal. This discovery may have major implications for the future of GM crops. “ www.sfgate.com.../c/a/2007/03/10/HOG5FOH9VQ1.DTL
“At a time when parts of the world are facing food riots, Big Agriculture is dealing with a different sort of challenge: huge profits..... Cargill's chairman and CEO, Greg Page, said earlier this month that "the dimensions of change in global agriculture are striking" and that the Minneapolis company is doing "an exceptional job measuring and assessing price risk." He said world grain stocks are at their lowest level in 35 years.” www.tucsoncitizen.com...
"There is just no energy benefit to using plant biomass for liquid fuel," says David Pimentel, professor of ecology and agriculture at Cornell. "These strategies are not sustainable."
In terms of energy output compared with energy input for ethanol production, the study found that:
* corn requires 29 percent more fossil energy than the fuel produced;
* switch grass requires 45 percent more fossil energy than the fuel produced; and
* wood biomass requires 57 percent more fossil energy than the fuel produced.
In terms of energy output compared with the energy input for biodiesel production, the study found that:
* soybean plants requires 27 percent more fossil energy than the fuel produced, and
* sunflower plants requires 118 percent more fossil energy than the fuel produced.
Originally posted by DataWraith
Originally posted by SpacePunk
reply to post by Karlhungis
Good. I predicted this years ago, and am seeing it happen. You fatties are going to get the same treatment the lousy smokers have been getting. Enjoy your taxes!
Sorry I have to take offence at your derogatory remarks about us FATTIES, I'm not fat, I'm just bigboned, and its not due to Junkfood as I don't eat any, nor do I smoke , I'm fat , no not fat, I'm 'cuddly' due to my metabolism. .
Originally posted by glasgowstar76
reply to post by Karlhungis
This is the best thing I've heard in a long time. People should know anyways that coca cola is actually used to remove rust
I try to limit myself to maybe a 6 pack a week of any sort of carbonated beverage. Of course everyone picks what they drink however i would like to
have some sort of chewing help when im in my 60's. Haa
Originally posted by CapsFan8
Lets get real, this is another tax on the lower middle class. Who else eats cheeseburgers and big gulps on a regular basis? It's like a cheap high, a great feeling that you get off junk food, plus you make your hunger go away, how about that? two birds, one stone.
well that's mcdonald's marketing in a nutshell.
For all their bluster about taxing the wealthy to pay for government control under the guise of helping the little people, they sure as poo always return to the american cash cow that is the "dupe" class.
Originally posted by badgerprints
The cheapest foods are also the worst for you and some poor families actually rely on them for a sheer calorie per dollar basis.