More on “Fed Up”, Sugar Subsidies, and Obesity

Sugar in Processed Foods

Sugar in Processed Foods – UCSF

I featured Fed Up, the documentary in theaters now, in this earlier post. I noted then that while the film reinforces the emerging consensus that excess sugar and other high-glycemic-index sweeteners and fillers added to foods by processors to make them taste good is the probable cause for the obesity epidemic, that the film manages to avoid tagging the government’s role in demonizing fat, minimizing protein needs, and encouraging production of corn syrup sweeteners which are now used in *most* processed foods we can buy. On one hand the government subsidizes poor quality food, and the same people in Congress who keep the Big Agribusiness campaign contributions rolling in by spending $billions on farm and processor subsidies are ignoring their role in the problem and calling for taxes on sugared soda and other symbolic actions to make it look like they are “doing something.” (And don’t get me started on gasohol, which creates more environmental damage than it saves and drives up costs for both food and fuel.)

Reason covers this angle.

The New York Times takes note in an editorial.


Death by HR: How Affirmative Action Cripples OrganizationsDeath by HR: How Affirmative Action Cripples Organizations

[From Death by HR: How Affirmative Action Cripples Organizations,  available now in Kindle and trade paperback.]

The first review is in: by Elmer T. Jones, author of The Employment Game. Here’s the condensed version; view the entire review here.

Corporate HR Scrambles to Halt Publication of “Death by HR”

Nobody gets a job through HR. The purpose of HR is to protect their parent organization against lawsuits for running afoul of the government’s diversity extortion bureaus. HR kills companies by blanketing industry with onerous gender and race labor compliance rules and forcing companies to hire useless HR staff to process the associated paperwork… a tour de force… carefully explains to CEOs how HR poisons their companies and what steps they may take to marginalize this threat… It is time to turn the tide against this madness, and Death by HR is an important research tool… All CEOs should read this book. If you are a mere worker drone but care about your company, you should forward an anonymous copy to him.

 


For more on diet and weight loss:

Getting to Less Than 10% Body Fat Like the Models – Ask Me How!
Starbucks, Jamba Juice Make You Fat
Fat Doesn’t Make You Fat. Government Guidelines Did!
‘Fed Up’ Asks, Are All Calories Equal?
Fructose: The True Villain?
Another Study on Diet Drinks
LeBron James Cut Carbs for Lean Look
Why We’re Fat: In-Depth Studies Under Way
Almonds: Superfood, Eat Them Daily for Heart Health
Fish Oil Supplements Ward Off Dementia
More on Diet Drinks: Best Studies Show They Aid Weight Loss
Vani Hari: “Food Babe” and Quack
Cleanses and Detox Diets: Quackery
Sugared Soft Drinks: Health Risk? (and What About Diet Soda?)
Gluten-Free Diets: The Nocebo Effect
Acidic Soft Drinks and Sodas: Demineralization Damages Teeth
Fish and Fish Oil for Better Brain Health
Salt: New Research Says Too Little May Be Unhealthy
Bulletproof Coffee: Coffee, Oil, and Butter for Breakfast?

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