May The Farm Be With You

January 11, 2009

Culture

I saw this news report this morning, saying that there are now more grossly obese people then overweight people in America.

The number of obese American adults outweighs the number of those who are merely overweight, according to the latest statistics from the federal government.

Numbers posted by the National Center for Health Statistics show that more than 34 percent of Americans are obese, compared to 32.7 percent who are overweight. It said just under 6 percent are “extremely” obese.

“More than one-third of adults, or over 72 million people, were obese in 2005-2006, the NCHS said in its report.

The numbers are based on a survey of 4,356 adults over the age of 20 who take part in a regular government survey of health, said the NCHS, which is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

There are a lot of reasons for this (more sedentary lifestyles, etc), but I am convinced that the #1 reason for this obesity “epidemic” is all the junk put into our food and food supplies. Americans’ weight problem has coincided with the introduction of CORN SYRUP into almost all of our food. Corn syrup is a cheap, fattening sweetner, and food corporations have been dumping it into our food since the 1970s. Poorer people buy more processed food (organic and fresh food is extremely expensive), and processed food is crammed with corn syrup. I find it disgusting that NY’s governor has decided to place more taxes on soda pop, but refuses to see the direct correlation between corn syrup and other chemicals and additives as the result of diminished health and obesity. It’s all a political shell game. Instead of telling Americans to turn to heavy exercise and Lipovox, we should be eating fresher, purer foods without chemicals and additives!

Oddly enough, my kids found this hilarious video at God Tube– Grocery Store Wars! OMG this is so funny! Obi Wan Canoli commissions Cuke Skywalker to destroy the Death Melon and the evil scheme to kill fresh food with chemicals, irradiation, and genetic intrusion. But in Cuke’s way is the dreaded Darth Tater, the dastardly villian who is more CHEMICAL than VEGETABLE ahhhhhhhhh! Can Cuke do it?? “Use your peelings, Cuke, and destroy the Tater!”

2 Responses to “May The Farm Be With You”

  1. Sher Says:

    Enjoyed your posts and blog!

  2. Lucy P. Says:

    That was so cute. I can’t believe how many Star Wars parodies there are.