First of all, I should state that this is something I have only recently thought of and am not sure whether anyone else before me has come to the same
conclusion. I did a search and found things that were only snippets of what I hope to present. Currently, I am still hammering out details and
searching for further evidence to back up my theory; ergo, take it easy on me.
As is common knowledge, the United States has the highest level of obesity in the world. This is at 30% (A modest, possibly out of touch, estimation
as I have seen other numbers in the 40%s). www.nationmaster.com...
Sure, many can claim that Americans just do not eat in a manner that is considered "healthy". That argument would be fairly valid and most would not
disagree with that. Culture can create terrible habits, this is nothing new, but could that really be the culprit for such a LARGE amount of people?
Others would claim genetics, however since we Americans are anything but a homogenous people, this would be a ludicrous assumption considering the
amount of obese people in the U.S. What does this mean? That maybe there is more to this.
We eat unhealthy, but do we have a choice? GMO foods have proven to be linked to obesity, diabetes, etc.
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notorious for being devoid of the key vitamins and nutrients that humans need to be healthy.
Sodas are bad for your health, but they are even worse than we think and have high levels of sodium for no reason at all. I.E it provides no
contribution to the taste or quality of the product.
What about our children? Surely, the formula is safe? Wrong. There are unnecessarily high levels of sugar in the major name brands of formula.
Now that we have some ideas of what impacts our diet, let's get to the motive. Why would anyone want their country to have high obesity rates? To
make money, of course! The lack of nutrients in GMO foods makes the body crave more food to meet the number of vitamins and nutrients its needs. Carbs
and calories= weight gain. If we need more food, we have to buy it. If we buy more food, they make more money. This seems simple.
More sodium in sodas means thirstier people, thirstier people buy more soda. They add sugar and corn syrup to the formula early on. Contributing to
juvenile diabetes and overweight children, blossoming into overweight adults. Obese people with big appetites, buy more and more food.
What about other industries? Gaining weight? Going to need more clothing. High levels of weight means wear and tear on vehicles. Diabetes, heart
problems, etc. means lots of customers for the medical industry. Fad diets, exercise companies, and "healthy" "organic" food companies make more
money off of people trying to get back into shape. Think of an industry and you can surely think of how obesity would lead to consumers purchasing
more product. Pseudoscarcity and inflated wants and needs.
I am low on time. I wish this was more articulate and I may, at some point, get around to making it so; however, for now here is a rough draft of my