BlueCollarCriticabout 1 month ago
Noble intentions however the problem isn't simply that kids and Adults eat too much but that they eat too much junk food including the kind disguised as healthy or non-junk food.
Thanks to abusive actions against the soil by corporate farming and harm done to the environment by illegal and unethical chemical dumping (also by corporations) the soil has been depleted of its nutrients and this has been passed onto the foods grown in these soils. Just 2 generations back when most of the food grown in America was done by small and or independent farms (back before government got involved in regulation and price fixing) the average American was able to eat less and get more from that because the solis were rich. The small farmer and independent (or family owned) farms regularly rotated use of the soils. More importantly is the fact that they weren’t using that crap from Monsanto which in the long run has caused more harm than any good (assuming Monsanto had good intentions which is debatable) that was marketed to the public.
Kids are obese and unhealthy because they are being raised on fast food crap like McDonalds. However the problem does not end with the fast food chains. The food we buy from grocery stores (and other food sellers) are often grown in depleted soils and so the same portion of food today has far less nutrients then say 50 years ago. This means your body has to consume more in volume to get the level of nutrients it needs. If you think this is wild conspiracy theory then just look at areas of the world where the modern Americanized Corporate controlled farming practice has yet to take over. The Amish are an excellent example because they have been steadfast about keeping out the corporate way of life from farming to politics.
Generally speaking the Amish who live an agrarian lifestyle and who abstain from modern day practices like vaccinations have a far better health record than any other group in the world. There are some Amish communities where a portion have been vaccinated but in general there are few vaccinations among Amish communities. Within an Amish community of 25,000 in Indiana a study was done and it showed that the rate of allergic sensitization was less then %8, a number far lower than the rest of the world. The Amish also have a near %0 rate of autism because the number of Amish born persons with autism is in the single digits and that’s among all the Amish communities. Within the Indiana Amish community only 1 child had autism and it just happened that the child was one of the few who had been vaccinated. While correlation does not always equal causation there is a point where you have to ask yourself just how many correlations do we accept before we start asking ourselves if it really is just an unusually large number of correlations? I can say that all humans breathe and all humans die and so the correlation is that if you breather you will die but that sounds absurd and it for good reason. The reverse is also true. There are just so many correlations that can occur naturally before it becomes blatantly obvious that it’s not just a correlation.
The Amish also drink raw milk which is non-pasteurized. That means their milk is not nuked/radiated before they consume it. This means the milk they use has to be as clean as possible. In modern day dairy farms the milk often has blood and other little goodies in it that the FDA allows because the milk is radiated via the pasteurization and so any supposedly bad things in the milk are killed before it is sent to the stores for consumption. This also cooks out much of the good in milk. It’s interesting to note that more than a few states have treated raw milk like a drug or alcohol making it illegal to carry across state borders. In some states/cities you can’t sale raw milk to the public, you have to have a private group or club with registered members. Within one Amish community
It’s an outrage that in America you can be raided by SWAT team members with their weapons drawn just for having raw milk and raw milk products like cheese. There is a well-known video of a store in California (Rawesome foods) that was raided by weapons drawn law enforcement solely because the private members only club had Raw milk and raw milk products. There are many testimonies from families stating that when they put their child on a raw milk diet their health improved. Many of these law abiding citizens are seen as criminals by the state because they dare to defy the state and decide what food they can eat. It’s not like as if we are talking about the consumption of a drug, this is milk.
I applaud your desire to want to make the world a better place but the solution is not less its more and that’s more freedom for the individual to choose what he/she grows, sells and most importantly consumes. So long as government dictates what we can grow, sale and consume we will continue to live in a quasi-prison where those in charge tell us what we can do, when we can do it and what punishment we get if we try to practice any of our constitutionally enumerated rights that the state does not have the authority to challenge but does.