Monday 23rd of October 2017

a hairy brazilian...

 

food groups

FORTALEZA, Brazil — Children’s squeals rang through the muggy morning air as a woman pushed a gleaming white cart along pitted, trash-strewn streets. She was making deliveries to some of the poorest households in this seaside city, bringing pudding, cookies and other packaged foods to the customers on her sales route.

Celene da Silva, 29, is one of thousands of door-to-door vendors for Nestlé, helping the world’s largest packaged food conglomerate expand its reach into a quarter-million households in Brazil’s farthest-flung corners.

As she dropped off variety packs of Chandelle pudding, Kit-Kats and Mucilon infant cereal, there was something striking about her customers: Many were visibly overweight, even small children.

She gestured to a home along her route and shook her head, recalling how its patriarch, a morbidly obese man, died the previous week. “He ate a piece of cake and died in his sleep,” she said.

Mrs. da Silva, who herself weighs more than 200 pounds, recently discovered that she had high blood pressure, a condition she acknowledges is probably tied to her weakness for fried chicken and the Coca-Cola she drinks with every meal, breakfast included.

read more:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/09/16/health/brazil-obesity-nestle.html

 

food groups...

The four major food groups — Coca-Cola, KFC, Macdonald's, Pizza Hut, Burger King, Subway, Donut King, KafeKream and Pepsi — may be healthy in moderation but they end up blowing up people when abused or consumed all at once. We all know that despite having 320 millions counted heads in the US, they all eat the four food groups as if Yamerika was populated by 473 millions. The food-addiction merchants recognised that on this planet there were many other poor people who did not benefit from the healthy food groups and looked a bit... say, normal. Advertising beyond saturation has helped these "normal" poor people to become healthier on the four food groups... 

 

Meanwhile:

It's the famine that not enough people have heard about.

An estimated 20 million people in four countries — Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria and Yemen — are at risk of famine and starvation. And the word isn't getting out, says Justin Forsyth, a deputy executive director of UNICEF.

Speaking with NPR's Audie Cornish on All Things Considered, he explained that politics and donor fatigue are two of the main causes.

"Politicians around the world are very focused domestically on politics at home, not on international issues," Forsyth says. "In addition, some of the public fear that their aid money hasn't really made a difference when they've provided it before."

read more:

http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2017/07/18/537907401/why-its-so...

 

Here we should see an opportunity for the four food (international) groups. Instead of the government sending food to these poor people, why not pay the four food groups to go and install some outlets where people are starving. Soon, the thin sudanese would look like the fat Brazilians. What could be better than that?

tax on the four food groups...

A 20 per cent tax on sugary drinks is being proposed by Australia's leading health organisations as part of a tough new strategy to tackle obesity, which they now say poses a greater risk to the nation than smoking.

A coalition of 34 high-profile groups including the Obesity Policy Coalition, Cancer Council, Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne and the Stroke Foundation are calling on the federal government to establish obesity prevention as a national priority.

read more:

http://www.smh.com.au/national/health/hospitals-and-health-groups-demand...

malcolm abbott: we have 'nuf taxes...

 

Malcolm Turnbull rejects calls for sugar tax to tackle obesity

Prime minister says ‘we have enough taxes’ and health authorities should focus on promoting healthy lifestyles

read more:

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/sep/19/malcolm-turnbull-...

 

Hypocrite Malcolm tells us that health "authorities" should do more to promote "health" when HE IS IN CHARGE OF HEALTH AUTHORITIES AND his party did everything to scuttle the star system for food. see:

 

fionaville and the food website...