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(Guardian)   When it comes to serving graft and fattening up politicians' wallets Big Oil and Big Pharma got nothin' on Big Food   (theguardian.com) divider line
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2022-12-09 8:09:21 AM  
Big food
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2022-12-09 8:13:29 AM  
Some big pharm is intermingled in big food.
 
2022-12-09 8:15:42 AM  
"I'm SHO...."
 
2022-12-09 8:16:58 AM  
Obvious tag broken?
 
2022-12-09 8:20:20 AM  
Subby, people have been talking about this since the early 1990s.  Use of politics by the food industry have become more ethical over time, back in the 1960s they used the CIA to undermine labor in central and South America, assassinate organizers, and push out family farmers for really big farms and food factories with regulatory capture of their operations.  Even recently Sonny Perdue under #45 told Wisconsin farmers 9/10 of you will be bankrupt or sell your farms because we are going to make it unprofitable for small operations.  This is big food directly controlling the government and setting policies (undoing FDRs legacy).

On the bright side these efficiencies also made food as a global commodity more abundant and cheaper which have dramatically reduced global hunger.
 
2022-12-09 8:25:19 AM  
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2022-12-09 8:26:00 AM  
That just means they're getting ripped off. Pharma and oil seem to get exactly what they want for less bribe money contributions.
 
2022-12-09 8:30:24 AM  
I see our "It Wasn't a farking Manual" dystopian future is moving right on schedule from William Gibson to Paolo Bacigalupi
 
2022-12-09 8:50:00 AM  
Didn't all the tobacco companies move into processed foods when cigarettes fell out of popularity?
 
2022-12-09 8:52:48 AM  
Maybe in my lifetime we'll realize that allowing money into politics f*cks everything up.

But, I highly doubt it.
 
2022-12-09 9:26:07 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Maybe in my lifetime we'll realize that allowing money into politics f*cks everything up.

But, I highly doubt it.


Oh, people realize that. They just don't care because 75M voters are too fixated on gays, god and guns.
 
2022-12-09 9:56:15 AM  
*dips Brawndo, goes back to baitin'*
 
2022-12-09 10:22:56 AM  

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I believe the new thing is The Plate, but don't ask me to explain it. Even the people who designed it have no idea how or if it works. AND IT CONSIDERS STARCHY* VEGETABLES - VEGETABLES!

*Starch, as we all know, is bad. People need to eat complex carbohydrates, like starches.
 
2022-12-09 11:00:06 AM  

natazha: hereforthelikes: [Fark user image 640x347]

I believe the new thing is The Plate, but don't ask me to explain it. Even the people who designed it have no idea how or if it works. AND IT CONSIDERS STARCHY* VEGETABLES - VEGETABLES!

*Starch, as we all know, is bad. People need to eat complex carbohydrates, like starches.


Money.

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/09/13/493739074/50-years-ago-sugar-industry-quietly-paid-scientists-to-point-blame-at-fat
 
2022-12-09 11:25:50 AM  

thealgorerhythm: I see our "It Wasn't a farking Manual" dystopian future is moving right on schedule from William Gibson to Paolo Bacigalupi


You know the next "It Wasn't a Farking Manual" will be from Jonathan Swift.
 
2022-12-09 11:45:41 AM  
Note to self: The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is more like the NRA than the NIH and is not, therefore, a reliable source of information.
 
2022-12-09 11:59:05 AM  

Merltech: Some big pharm is intermingled in big food.


Big Food leads to Big Pharma.


Processed food shortens lifespan.
 
2022-12-09 12:05:07 PM  

Northern: Subby, people have been talking about this since the early 1990s.  Use of politics by the food industry have become more ethical over time, back in the 1960s they used the CIA to undermine labor in central and South America, assassinate organizers, and push out family farmers for really big farms and food factories with regulatory capture of their operations.  Even recently Sonny Perdue under #45 told Wisconsin farmers 9/10 of you will be bankrupt or sell your farms because we are going to make it unprofitable for small operations.  This is big food directly controlling the government and setting policies (undoing FDRs legacy).

On the bright side these efficiencies also made food as a global commodity more abundant and cheaper which have dramatically reduced global hunger.


At the cost of increasing chronic disease deaths worldwide.

Chronic disease from processed foods accounts for 75% of global health care expenditures
 
2022-12-09 12:06:27 PM  
Robert Lustig, M.D., M.S.L. - "Processed Food: An Experiment That Failed"
Youtube pvgxNDuQ5DI
 
2022-12-09 1:02:03 PM  
Clearly, the solution is to throw tomato soup at tomato soup.
 
2022-12-09 5:57:10 PM  
Big food, big clothes, big cars, big pharma, big coffin
 
2022-12-09 6:49:32 PM  
I am Shocked
 
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