Wednesday, 2 September 2015

healthy diet versus corporate fast food advertising

Yesterday, there was a report published, based on a single study from the University of East Anglia, relating high protein diet to improved cardiovascular health. The World Health Authority was quoted in the report, which raises the interesting question: who funds them, and what are their interests in business and the stock markets?
healthy diet versus corporate adverts fast food

In the most recent report, WHO funding was 80% from voluntary donations (!) and 20% from the member states. The biggest single donor after the US government is the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation:

"Remember, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is the second biggest single donor to the WHO after the United States and yet, here it is, investing heavily in the likes of Coca Cola, McDonald’s, Kraft, Nestle – manufacturers of notoriously calorific products, and pariahs in the eyes of many public health activists."

So, should we be surprised at the WHO apparently advocating daily doses of meat, dairy, protein bars etc? They fail to mention the connection between high animal protein diets and prostate problems (including cancer). They also fail to mention the connection between this type of diet and corporate farming  practices that put small farms out of business and turn much of the 'developed' world into GMO, toxically sprayed soya and maize prairies.

If eating lots of animal protein is protecting someone from eating lots of fat and refined junk food, it's bound to be an improvement, but the best dietary advice comes from long-term, large-scale demographic science: long term studies of large populations; and the results are always the same:

This is good for you: Fresh (or quickly frozen), unprocessed food. Lots of vegetables and fruit. Water! lean meat, white fish, oily fish in moderation. whole grain carbohydrates (where possible).


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  1. Drink for #Health #diet: 5 Juices You Should Include

  2. and #organic #food for preference

  3. #GMO Genetically modified apples may trigger allergies: scientist GMO health news #health

    Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) A local expert expressed concern Sunday that Taiwan might open its doors to genetically modified non-browning apples ...

  4. #healthyfood - Montchevre Makes Strides Toward Becoming Entirely Non- #GMO GMO news

    Family-owned and operated, Montchevre has been producing goat cheese for nearly 30 years, establishing itself in the U.S. as a market leader in the category.

    Its product line consists of more than 50 goat cheese varieties, and the company announced the nationwide launch of its NSF Non-GMO True North Certified 4 oz.

    Fresh Goat Cheese Logs in June of 2016. Since that debut, the company reports a strong consumer demand for the product with a 40 percent increase in sales of its non-GMO goat cheese.

    Montchevre has announced a massive transition goal of converting 20-25 additional farms to non-GMO this year.

    With a network of over 350 independent family farms, Montchevre projects a 50 percent growth in its non-GMO milk supply in the year ahead.

  5. good news! #healthyfood = #organic too. maybe this can be their next goal. It's not just about our food, the whole ecosystem benefits from the holistic understanding of nature in the organic philosophy.

    there's more to life than profits, but don't tell Trump, he'll probably have a tantrum(p) and press the wrong button

  6. Rising demand for #organic, non-#GMO grains outpaces US production

    Increasing consumer demand for organic foods and non-genetically modified organisms (GMOs) led to a sharp rise in organic grain imports in 2016, prompting food manufacturers to explore new incentives for U.S. growers transitioning to organic production, according to a new report from CoBank.

    While U.S. production of non-GMO crops has risen, domestic production of organic corn and soybeans remains well short of demand.

    “Domestic supplies of non-GMO corn and soybeans increased steadily in 2016 as growers converted acreage and captured moderate market premiums,” said Dan Kowalski, director of the Knowledge Exchange Division at CoBank.

    “Transitioning to organic production, however, is a multiyear, risk/reward calculation that’s likely holding some U.S. growers back from taking advantage of the market opportunity.”

    Full story:

  7. #health and #education versus corporate profits and #advertising


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