The Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation is taking courageous steps in
trying to ban junk foods -- the kind of steps you'd never see U.S.
government departments take since they've been corrupted by the
influence of food manufacturers and junk food companies. In Canada, the
Heart and Stroke Foundation calls body fat "The New Tobacco," meaning
that food, not tobacco, is now the leading cause of heart disease. Yes,
you read that right: food is the leading cause of disease
can that be?
The answer isn't complicated: people are consuming a
record volume of refined, processed foods that exhibit three critical
1) They are nutritionally deplete. This is especially
true of all refined grains like white flour, white rice, instant oats,
and other similar items. They've all had their natural oils, fiber,
vitamins and minerals stripped during the manufacturing process.
They are made with ingredients that cause cancer, diabetes, brain damage
and other disorders. These ingredients are called metabolic disruptors.
They include sodium nitrite, hydrogenated oils (found in virtually all
margarine products, shortening products and baked cookies or crackers),
high fructose corn syrup (found in most soft drinks), aspartame (found
in most diet foods and drinks), monosodium glutamate (a proven
excitotoxin), homogenized milk fats and other similar ingredients. These
ingredients are used to add color or flavor to foods, yet they directly
promote chronic, deadly diseases in the human body.
3) They are
dead. Simply put, all processed foods have had the life cooked out of
them. They barely resemble foods from nature. They've been
overprocessed, overcooked, preserved with chemicals, pasteurized,
homogenized, and possibly even irradiated. These are no longer the foods
the human body needs, they are "products" that generate revenues for
food manufacturers while adding absolutely nothing to the nutritional
foundation of consumers.
The goals of Canada's Heart and Stroke
Foundation closely mirror the goals of the Consumer Wellness Research
Center, which fights for radical changes in food laws and FDA
regulations that would protect consumers, not corporate profits. The
CWRC wants to ban all hydrogenated oils, require disease warning labels
on all foods made with sugar or corn syrup, ban the use of aspartame,
ban the sales of junk foods in our nation's schools, and initiate other
positive changes to protect the public health. These changes are
strongly resisted by the FDA, USDA and food manufacturers in the United
States for no other reason than they are corrupt organizations who have
literally conspired to generate massive corporate profits at the expense
of public health. The fact that known cancer-causing ingredients such as
sodium nitrite are even allowed in our foods is proof that these
agencies are not interested in protecting the public. The FDA, in
particular, would much rather see the U.S. public in a state of chronic
disease, since that generates enormous profits for the pharmaceutical
companies the FDA strongly favors. (If people aren't sick, they don't
need drugs, get it?)
Once again, thumbs up to Canada for stating the
obvious: our food is making us chronically ill. As an American, I'm
ashamed that my own country can't find the courage to say this. Too
often, we blame Canada, and yet it's Canada that has it right. You see,
only Canada can see this issue clearly, without the influence and
corruption present in the United States. The U.S. is the world's largest
exporter of disease and death thanks to its junk food, soft drink and
sugar industries, and when you have so much money being generated by
exporting disease, you're very unlikely to hear the unbiased truth
locally. Our government policies are designed to protect big business
(i.e. big campaign donors) and not the health of the public.
people are fighting back. Through organizations like the CWRC, people
are raising their voices about the deadly nature of our food supply. If
our groceries are killing us, maybe it's time we started questioning
what's going into those foods in the first place. And the closer you
look, the worse the picture gets. The last thing U.S. food
companies want is for people to start asking questions about where their
food comes from and what's in it. Those are precisely the questions I
intend to keep asking right here.
All the health gains that have come about by getting Canadians to cut
down on their smoking are being gobbled up by an ever-worsening obesity
epidemic, the Heart and Stroke Foundation is warning.
To counter the trend, the Heart and Stroke Foundation yesterday
released an "action plan" calling on governments and the food industry
to take a series of corrective measures.
"The reality is that we live in an obesogenic society and large
numbers of people are not going to be able to control their weight until
we make environmental changes that allow us to eat well and be active in
our daily lives," Ms.
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