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Sunday, January 5, 2014

How government is using Obesity rates to dictate what's on your dinner table

“The thing that bugs me is that the people think the FDA is protecting them. It isn’t. What the FDA is doing and what the public thinks its doing are as different as night and day.” — Dr. Herbert Ley, Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner

Obesity rates tripled in developing countries – survey — RT News
The number of obese people in the developing world has reached over 900 million, superseding rates in the developed world, a study has revealed. As a result of the rise in obesity, the report predicts a “huge increase” in heart attacks and diabetes.
The study carried out by the UK-based think-tank Overseas Development Institute (ODI) reveals the rate of obesity in
developing countries is almost double that in developed countries.
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In 2008, over 900 million people in poorer countries were classified as being overweight, in comparison with 550 million in
higher income countries. This figure has more than tripled since 1980 in underdeveloped countries, while in wealthier nations the rate has grown by 1.7 times, the report says.
Obesity report calls for government intervention - National News | TVNZ
The obesity report is calling for greater government intervention and co-operation, saying "politicians need to be less shy about trying to influence what food ends up on our plates".
But government regulation proposals, such as the proposition to place a surcharge on unhealthy foods known as the 'fat tax', remain deeply unpopular with many people.

Portion control -- how the government plans to dictate what's on your dinner table in 2014 | Fox News
Would you rather sip on unpasteurized milk or a cold glass of soda? Do you prefer Saturday lunch at a fast food joint or a farmers market?
Regardless of your choices, your food freedom -- your right to grow, raise, produce, buy, sell, share, cook, eat, and drink the foods you want -- is under attack. Here are ten food freedom issues to keep an eye on in 2014.
Activist Post: How Government Allows Dangerous Food Additives Like MSG To Stay in Our Food
The kind of thinking that led to the FDA’s de minimis interpretation (written by Michael Taylor, a once-Vice President of Public Policy for Monsanto who is currently our FDA Deputy Commissioner for Foods) of the Delaney Clause (a clause that used to protect us from known carcinogens in our food) is used throughout food safety assessment with regulators only looking to whether a food additive is safe enough not to cause immediate, acute toxicity and/or death.

What is systematically ignored is any chronic, or long-term, low-level adverse effects, despite the fact that so many toxic chemicals added to our food today have known carcinogenic effects and bioaccumulate over time.
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