reply to post by concerned190
OK. I didn't take the time to check out all the links you provided, but this one:
The Bt endotoxin is considered safe for humans, other mammals, fish, birds, and the environment because of its selectivity.
So, you should be more careful if you want to build a case that you do not cite resources that refute your claim.
Let's make things simple. HFCS is used in place of sugar to sweeten drinks. HFCS is not a diet sweetener.
So you have a lot of people loading up on sugary drinks like Coke, Sprite, Barqs...essentially ALL the sodas served in fast food joints and stores
across the world.
People who go to fast food places don't just order drinks, and IF they order "a combo" (that comes with a drink), they also have fries with that
(med, lrg, whatever) plus the burger, chicken, whatever.
Another situation would be someone who knows "Hey. I don't need all those extra calories. Screw the combo. I'll take just the burger. I don't need
the fries either, and it's cheaper." (remember how many calories burgers and single entrees have these days)
So, my view of this HFCS is bad because it causes weight gain is:
Anyone obese who drinks HFCS beverages would be overweight / obese even if you replaced it with sugar.
As far as the pesticide aspect. Pesticides have been used long before GMO came along, and there were (or were there?) no conspiracy theories about
toxic tomatoes. But, now we have organic foods, so apparently someone was worried.
I will say that I personally never drink sodas -- diet or otherwise. I drink tap water or water that passes through a Pur pitcher to remove any bad
taste and some other things.
I realize that products have HFCS in them, but I don't consider that a problem unless I eat too much of that product, which will cause the extra
calories to cause me to gain weight. So, I exercise. I run and do some light strength stuff, nothing fancy.
If you want to blame someone for obesity, blame marketing campaigns. They specifically target children, and the parents know it every time their kids
cry to eat at McDonald's. Then you have Coca-cola that advertises EVERYWHERE, even in third-world countries. Then you've got companies like
Domino's serving pizzas at schools, then going on TV and claiming that it is a "healthy eating choice." (American Greed program on MSNBC I
In short, pick your battles. We could spend all day on these invisible threats. I think people are obese because they eat too much and don't move
enough. IF the HFCS in foods DOES cause excess fat, then SLACK OFF and exercise more! DONE DEAL!