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Message 2067922 - Posted: 9 Feb 2021, 3:32:11 UTC - in response to Message 2067099.  

The more I read about the fast food industry and their "offerings" the more I'm glad that I do my best to avoid the big chains as far as possible...

As I've personally seen, as part of those 'offerings', it isn't only the customers/consumers that are 'short changed' for the offerings:


McDonald's CEO Admits They'd Do "Fine" with Higher Wages


How minimum is the minimum wage?...

How much greedy slime??

But then, that is all merely my personal opinion as always...


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Message 2075396 - Posted: 9 May 2021, 17:05:21 UTC
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Is this McDonald's next contribution to the good health (or otherwise) of the world?...


Stop the Next Pandemic, McDonald's!


There is a very strong case that we have suffered the present COVID pandemic directly from certain widespread unhealthy farming/market practices that were abusing wildlife. Thankfully, one country is recently taking action to reduce that abuse, for the good of that country and consequently for the good of the world.

Yet, we have a similar overdue disaster from the abuse of our domesticated farm animals here closer to home...?


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Message 2075563 - Posted: 11 May 2021, 18:53:06 UTC

How NOT to be slimed:


New Study Again Finds Mediterranean Diet Lowers Symptoms of Brain Aging
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... What is the Mediterranean diet...? The true diet is simple, plant-based cooking, with the majority of each meal focused on fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans and seeds, with a few nuts and a heavy emphasis on extra-virgin olive oil. Fats other than olive oil, such as butter, are consumed rarely, if at all. And say goodbye to refined sugar or flour. Meat can make a rare appearance, but usually only to flavor a dish. Instead, meals may include eggs, dairy and poultry, but in much smaller portions than in the traditional Western diet. [Also], fish, which are full of brain-boosting omega-3's, are a staple.

The study, published Wednesday in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, examined 343 people at high risk...



Green Mediterranean ('green Med') diet may be even better for health
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A green Mediterranean ('green Med') diet, containing even more plant matter and very little red meat or poultry, may be even better for cardiovascular and metabolic health than the traditional version — at least in men — suggests research published online in the journal Heart...

... It's thought that its impact is related to higher dietary intake of polyphenols, 'healthy' fats and fibre and lower animal protein intake.

The researchers wanted to find out whether a greener version of this diet, higher in green plant food sources and even lower in red meat intake, might be even better for health...

... "Education and encouragement to follow a green Med dietary pattern in conjunction with physical activity has the potential to be a major contributor to public health..."



Note that there is no need to be unhealthy before enjoying a good healthy diet :-)

Enjoy healthy food and a healthy life!


Enjoy!

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Message 2077139 - Posted: 2 Jun 2021, 15:07:15 UTC
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The inevitable greedy unhealthy ways of intensive farming:


Bird flu: China sees first human case of rare H10N3 strain
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A 41-year-old Chinese man has been confirmed as the first human case of infection with a rare bird flu strain.

Officials did not give details on how the man got infected but the H10N3 strain is thought to not easily spread from humans to humans. The Jiangsu province resident, who was diagnosed last week, has now recovered and is ready to be discharged [from hospital].

There are many bird flu strains and it is not unheard of that people working with poultry occasionally get infected...

... "As long as avian influenza viruses circulate in poultry sporadic infection of avian influenza in humans is not surprising, which is a vivid reminder that the threat of an influenza pandemic is persistent,"...

... Human infections with bird flu have been rare since a larger outbreak of the H7N9 strained killed around 300 people in 2016 and 2017.


Overcrowded unhealthy intense conditions, scraping every last fraction of profit: What could possibly go wrong?...


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Message 2077149 - Posted: 2 Jun 2021, 16:11:48 UTC - in response to Message 2077139.  

And even worse than your list are the "wet markets", where crates of living, dead and butchered animals are indiscriminately stacked on top of each other, at a "nice warm" temperature. Taken together a great bug party room where bugs, animals and humans can and do roam freely.
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Message 2078020 - Posted: 16 Jun 2021, 13:55:25 UTC
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We humans are not the only creatures to be slimed to death by greedily profitable processed foods:


Shops recall pet food linked to {cat deaths}
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... Owners should return food made on behalf of the brands by manufacturer Fold Hill as a precaution.

Fold Hill and the Food Standards Agency say cats that eat it could be at risk of developing the bone marrow condition pancytopenia.

There has been a spike in cases in the UK...

... "We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause."...



Some vital ingredient vital for life not included in the cheaply non-nutritious substitutes?...

Or what unhealthiness is cheaply contaminating that 'product'?

Who greedily profits from that?...


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Message 2078041 - Posted: 16 Jun 2021, 21:46:30 UTC

This is something good for ourselves that we all can do each day for a much better life, simply, easily:



TEDx - The role of food in {good and bad} health | Dr Rupy Aujla



That is all so beautifully easy!

As that good (MD) doctor says, lets's do it!!


Live well and healthily prosper!
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Message 2078053 - Posted: 16 Jun 2021, 23:15:28 UTC
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This one is a really big OUCH!



TEDMED - Why we can't stop eating unhealthy foods



Ouch!

We really are being slimed. All of us!


Eat to survive?

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Message 2078105 - Posted: 17 Jun 2021, 15:41:01 UTC

How cruel can food advertising get?


The Food Industry Is Lying To You About Health & Nutrition - Here's Why
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What do you have for breakfast?...



Special note:

I've linked that for the details given in that one YouTube video about the advertising trickery and corruption.

This is completely no recommendation to follow the advertised series.


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Message 2078106 - Posted: 17 Jun 2021, 15:51:26 UTC
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For some good food positivity:


How small changes in food choice can make BIG everyday differences
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Stefanie Sacks works hands-on with individuals and groups in transition to a healthier way of eating...


How to make healthy eating unbelievably easy
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... Durward shares the obvious secret that is repeatedly overlooked by unsuccessful dieters...




Those examples look to be beautifully everyday practical and fun!

The only hardship is if you are unfortunately in a "food desert"... In which case some logistics planning is called for... Still fun if seen as a fun challenge :-)

Full disclosure: Those examples nicely confirm why I don't go food shopping in supermarkets. Fortunately, I have some 'traditional' greengrocers within a reasonable distance from here.


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Message 2078109 - Posted: 17 Jun 2021, 16:02:23 UTC
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Ok, here's to round off with some slightly more heavyweight links but for some startling revelations:


Food as Medicine | Michael Greger, M.D.
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... the #1 cause of both death and disability in the United States is our diet. Cigarettes now only kill about a half million Americans every year, whereas our diet appears to kill hundreds of thousands more. The good news is that means we have tremendous power over our health destiny and longevity. Healthy eating has the potential to not only prevent, but reverse some of our leading causes of death...


The evidence based miracles of food | David Stenholtz
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... This oncologist and chief physician will take us on a journey to explore why plant-based diet seems to cure several chronic diseases. In this talk, David will uncover the scientific evidence behind how to transform your health with easy choices. ... educates the public about how what we eat affects our health and disease...


And here is a very long article but an almost comprehensive summary of processed foods and health:

Bernadette Keefe MD - {Ultra}Processed Food: Too Sexy for Our Own Good?
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... Americans eat a staggering amount of ‘Fast Food’, spending $200 billion a year on these meals. Every day, one in four Americans eats at a fast food restaurant. Fast Food’s huge appeal is its particular taste, convenience/availability, and low cost. It’s cheap because the major commodities used to produce it: corn, soy, and beef are heavily subsidized by the U.S. government...

... Another problem: fast food really isn’t cheap when we consider overall personal expenditures. Once we factor in the healthcare expenses needed to treat the chronic diseases we suffer due to diet, eating fast food, ... The total cost of healthcare in the U.S. for 2015 was 3 trillion dollars or, $9,500 per person; the highest in the world. That money is, in large part, spent on healthcare required to treat the epidemic of lifestyle diseases, ... all related to obesity...

... Solutions – Multi-pronged ... Conclusion – You Deserve A (Better) Break Today...



Note the very good note for these two TED talks:
While some viewers might find advice provided in this talk to be helpful as a complementary approach, please do not look to this talk for medical advice or an alternative to treatment...

ALWAYS check with your physician/medical-doctor BEFORE making any big or sudden changes.


Be healthy and enjoy!
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Message 2078620 - Posted: 25 Jun 2021, 18:40:03 UTC

Less slime for youngsters?...


Anti-obesity drive: Junk food TV adverts to be banned before 9pm
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The government is to impose a UK-wide pre-9pm ban on TV adverts for food high in sugar, salt and fat.

Products affected include chocolate, burgers, soft drinks, cakes, sweets, ice cream, biscuits, sweetened juices, crisps, chips and pizzas [... breakfast cereals, yoghurts, ready meals, chicken nuggets and battered fish...]

There will also be new rules on online promotion...

... Food companies have said outlawing any form of junk food advertising - worth hundreds of millions of pounds a year - is disproportionate...

... the restrictions would not affect some foods high in sugar, salt or fat - such as honey, olive oil, avocados and Marmite - as these were not seen as contributing significantly to childhood obesity.

Speaking on a visit to a military base in Aldershot, the prime minister said: "I'm afraid we do have a national struggle with obesity, and we need to deal with it...

... chief executive of the British Heart Foundation, called the advertising ban "a bold and very positive step", adding that it was "one important part in building a more healthy environment where the healthy option is the easy option"...



Very good to enjoy healthy options.

Live healthy well!
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Message 2078743 - Posted: 27 Jun 2021, 11:34:47 UTC

But...

What of the continued Pharmaceutics Marketing for no-morals profits?...


Johnson & Johnson to pay $230m to settle opioid claim
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US drugs giant Johnson & Johnson is to pay $230m (£165m) to settle claims it fuelled an opioid addiction crisis in New York State.

The firm did not admit liability or wrongdoing in settling with the state.

The payments remove it from a trial due to begin on Tuesday in which several large opioid makers and distributors are defendants.

J&J said the settlements were consistent with a prior agreement to pay $5bn to settle US opioid claims.

The settlement with New York State also calls for J&J to stop selling the painkillers nationwide.

"The opioid epidemic has wreaked havoc on countless communities across New York state and the rest of the nation, leaving millions still addicted to dangerous and deadly opioids,"...



Is it still very profitable to get people hooked on drugs?

Is there no profit in giving people an actual cure??


Stay healthy folks!

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Message 2078746 - Posted: 27 Jun 2021, 12:36:44 UTC - in response to Message 2078743.  

Is it still very profitable to get people hooked on drugs?
Of course it is. Keep the production line running, hold on to the patent - endless profit for very lttle continuing outlay. You just have to keep the punters wanting more, without actually killing them.

Cures have to come from a different part of the moral universe.
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Message 2078753 - Posted: 27 Jun 2021, 15:54:36 UTC - in response to Message 2078743.  

Is it still very profitable to get people hooked on drugs?

It is called a revenue stream. It is the fiduciary duty to the shareholders to secure profits. What better way?
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Message 2080048 - Posted: 15 Jul 2021, 11:22:55 UTC
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Noting the obvious and very well demonstrated:


National Food Strategy: Tax sugar and salt and prescribe veg, report says
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Sugar and salt should be taxed and vegetables prescribed by the NHS, an independent review of the food we eat has suggested.

The report, led by businessman Henry Dimbleby, says taxes raised could extend free school meal provision and support better diets among the poorest.

England's National Food Strategy also wants GPs to try prescribing fruit and vegetables to encourage healthy eating.

The food industry warned [against] new taxes ... Food and Drink Federation, which represents manufacturers, said: "Obesity and food is very much about poverty, and we need measures to tackle poverty and to help people to make choices..."


Same old game by the 'food industry' to obfuscate the cause and effect.

The simple game of very profitably causing ill health is that salt and sugar have been 'formulated' into processed foods to make those processed foods cheaply addictive. And those people already in poverty are excellent victims to target the massed Marketing at so as to victimize those victims ever further...


Really, all 'just' no-morals profitable business?

Meanwhile, the costs go further than 'just' the extra costs to our NHS to nurse the massed massively unhealthiness along...


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Message 2080067 - Posted: 15 Jul 2021, 13:57:02 UTC - in response to Message 2080048.  

Really, all 'just' no-morals profitable business?

It is the fiduciary duty to the shareholders to secure profits. That is the legal mandate moral.
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Message 2081038 - Posted: 28 Jul 2021, 11:15:57 UTC
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There's more to this headline than just the cannabis:


Cannabis part of the future says tobacco giant


Merely unhealthy profits?

Or a future of new generations of slime?

Or worse...?


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Message 2082705 - Posted: 20 Aug 2021, 16:00:18 UTC

Every hotdog eaten shortens life by 36 minutes
University of Michigan, Health Nutrition Index
Small changes in diet could help you live healthier, more sustainably
Eating a hot dog could cost you 36 minutes of healthy life, while choosing to eat a serving of nuts instead could help you gain 26 minutes of extra healthy life, according to a University of Michigan study.

The study, published in the journal Nature Food, evaluated more than 5,800 foods, ranking them by their nutritional disease burden to humans and their impact on the environment. It found that substituting 10% of daily caloric intake from beef and processed meats for a mix of fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes and select seafood could reduce your dietary carbon footprint by one-third and allow people to gain 48 minutes of healthy minutes per day.
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Message 2082951 - Posted: 24 Aug 2021, 9:00:57 UTC
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Not only are the hungry consumers being slimed:


... UK restaurants run out of milkshakes
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... The fast-food chain said it was experiencing some supply chain issues, which had affected the availability of a small number of menu items.

These products also include some bottled drinks, which are temporarily unavailable in its 1,250 outlets...

The problems emerged because of low stock distribution caused by the continuing shortage of HGV drivers...

... a supply chain crisis due to a shortage of lorry drivers. They blame post-Brexit EU immigration rules, Covid-19 restrictions and self-isolation rules.

Business groups representing the retail and transport sectors have been calling for the government to reverse its decision not to grant temporary work visas to drivers from the EU.

Or...


Could it be that there is a 'shortage' that is in reality due to the **** poor working conditions and that the drivers suffer maximally long hours, all on the 'minimum wage'? (Hence the reliance upon 'importing' 'cheap labour' from certain parts of Europe to work as modern day slaves...)

That's no way to run a healthy business and that's no good way for the drivers to live...



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