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The Relationship between Meat Intake & Cardiovascular Disease

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A study was done by two doctors of a paper published by John Hopkins Center for a Livable Future in April of 2003. This study largely documents that meat of all types increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and people on vegetarian diets have a much less risk. The two doctor’s exam this detailed report and make suggestions for future testing. We need more tests like this but from truly unbiased scientists. Most tests today are paid for by meat & diary association to provide a favorable conclusion for them. We all remember the tobacco industry swearing nicotine was safe. They also did many tests that cited smoking as safe. We know better today. The rapid increase in cancer from smoking made it impossible to lie about the facts. I believe we are in another rapid increase of several diseases that are caused by the American Diet! At some time the pressure will be so great that the truth will be revealed. Lawyers will make a fortune suing the food industry and meat & diary industries for the suffering that has been caused. You are what you eat! The good news is you can change what you eat.

The Politics of the Meat & Dairy Industry

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The Politics of the Meat & Dairy Industry – This video is another from the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii. Again bear with opening remarks on this society and membership. Michele Simon J.D., a young lawyer, wrote a book on the abuses of the food industry. She speaks on public health crises. She graduated from Yale school of public health and says she learned nothing about the realities of good health. She read a book by Dean Ornish (subject of many of my BLOGs) to lose weight and was stunned at how well plant-based diets preformed. She states:

·        Food companies are claiming to be trying to solve obesity problem but at the same time they lobby against healthy drinks and food that eat into their profits

·        Center for Consumer Freedom – Front group to protect big food companies and meat & dairy industry

·        National Confectioners Association – protects sugar industry

·        Federal government is asleep at the wheel. Policy making has shifted completely to local & state levels

·        Food industry is under pressure from media, policy makers and scientists who are all asking very difficult questions about how their foods are adversely affecting all our health

·        Other pressures are shareholders & competition

·        They respond to these pressures by
i.     Denying the findings
ii.     Not their fault; it’s Americans fault
iii.     American’s need more exercise; divert the topic elsewhere
iv.     Promote exercise in our schools but they sell their products and hook another generation
v.     Promote their products as nutritious; when they have more calories & fat than older products
vi.     Bate & switch – say you are healthy e.g. whole grains but your product isn’t natural whole grains and is sugar-coated
vii.     Lobbying – Claim to change your ways but lobby to prevent any real change that will affect your products