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The Food Industry is Deceiving You
excellent 5-part video series by Peter Jennings examines how
the food industry spends billions of dollars to sabotage your health.
also takes a critical look at our government’s agricultural subsidy
programs, and their unintended consequences on your nutritional choices
and health. For example, sugar and fat receive 20 times more government
farming subsidies than fruits and vegetables.
this oversupply of fats and sugars, compared to fruits and vegetables,
affect your food choices?
implicating both the food industry and the government as co-creating
factors in the obesity epidemic, include: In 2002, consumers spent $174
billion on processed foods. 90 percent of foods marketed each year are
Last year, 2,800 new candies,
desserts, ice-cream, and snacks were introduced to the marketplace,
compared to 230 new fruits or vegetable products. The food industry
spends $34 billion per year marketing their products. $12 billion is
spent marketing to children. The food industry is quick to point out
that the choice is always yours -- they’re not making you buy something
you don’t want. They also want to blame the obesity problem on people’s
unwillingness to exercise.
What do you think?...
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