Much like research slowly grew and grew to help inform the public how bad smoking is for humans in the ’70’s, ’80’s and ’90’s, the same is being done for junk food. More states are looking into forcing manufacturers to label their food if it contains GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms). Here is the Senator from Vermont making a plea for a new bill to fight GMOs and Monstanto. The idea of labeling food that contains GMOs has been growing in Colorado for a while. California tried to make it law last November, but was denied.
The manufacturers of crackers, chips, bread and many, many snacky foods do so to get your ADDICTED! They want to stuff their pockets and the best way for that to happen is if you stuff your face. With junk. Sugar bombs full of crap that may or may not cause cancer (more and more evidence is being gathered that the stuff in diet soda causes cancer).
Check out this piece on Yahoo.com. Not only are they knowingly producing very unhealthy food, but they are making it so humans want more of it. So humans get addicted. And they even target those who have little means to provide for their family. In many cases the government is subsidizing these major crap-food manufacturers. Rather than pushing Obamacare the government should stop subsidizing corn production and corn based products. Make it cheaper and easier for families to eat healthy, whole foods. Every time I go to the Sam’s Club near my work (in a lower income part of town) I am amazed at the carts PACKED with junk, but when I read this in the Yahoo article linked, it makes sense:
Coca-Cola, under fire from anti-obesity campaigns and other health initiatives in the late ’90s, began aggressively marketing its sugary drink to poor, vulnerable areas, Moss writes, “like New Orleans — where people were drinking twice as much Coke as the national average — or Rome, Ga., where the per capita intake was nearly three Cokes a day.”
Do you think Coca-Cola is the only company that produces sugary junk food to do this? You’re being naive, if you do.
Put down your snacks, back away slowly, they might kill you.