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You're so awesome! I don't believe I've read a single thing like this before. So wonderful to find someone with some original thoughts on this topic. Really.. many thanks for starting this up. This site is something that is required on the web, someone with a little originality!

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Carol

You are responsible on whatever you do to your own body, so bottom line is healthy living depends on healthy eating.

Jo

It's really very hard to point fingers right? Best thing we could do is to prepare our own food or if we can grow our own fruits/vegetables too then even better.

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It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.

Proactol Scam

Food corp. puts many junk additives in food. There's no healthy food anymore.

Acai Berry

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Hoodia

Is the hoodia diet the Holy Grail of the weight loss industry? Many companies think so. The UK Phytopharm was the first to obtain a license to produce the main ingredient of the hoodia diet, called P57. Phytopharm has licensed some of its product creation and distribution rights to hoodia diet products to other companies. Why is the hoodia diet so popular?

If you've read anything about the hoodia diet, you know it originated with The San Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert in Southern Africa. These roaming desert dwellers first discovered the hoodia diet, using the cactus like plant to stop hunger during long hunts or when food was scarce. This hoodia diet went unrecognized for hundreds of years until recent media coverage brought the hoodia diet into the spotlight. Ever since, overweight people and pharmaceutical companies alike are clamoring to get a bite of the hoodia diet.

Although many hoodia diet products are being sold, some do not contain real hoodia diet ingredients. This is because the active ingredient in the hoodia diet plant has proven very difficult to create in the laboratory. The pharmaceutical giant Pfizer found this out the hard way, after partnering with the UK firm to reproduce the hoodia diet ingredient.

This shortage of the hoodia diet ingredient means that the only source is the hoodia gordonii plants growing natively in the Kalahari Desert. It has been reported that large desert farms to grow large quantities of the hoodia diet plant have been started. Despite regulations enacted by many countries, illegal hoodia diet plants are sometimes sold.

Find out more article of the Hoodia on thehoodia.net

Fly by poster

"The reality is that our federal food policies are geared toward the overproduction of corn and soybeans in order to keep raw materials cheap for the likes of ADM, Cargill, Coca-Cola and General Mills, who also happen to exert an enormous control over the farm bill... It's a part of our culture now and it's not going to go away... We're hard-wired to take in as much sweet and fat as we can get when it's available because, for most of human history, we never knew if it would be around tomorrow. But now it will be around tomorrow. So there's a disconnect between our genetic inheritance and our food environment. And fast food companies are good at manipulating that, at designing flavors that seduce us." The above is excerpted from an interview with the author of "The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals," by Michael Pollan. It's a very relevant read for this topic.

The US economy is in a great manner dependent on the importation of oil that drives the machinery that makes the excess production of corn and the need to sell it. Thus, products like high fructose corn syrup, corn oil, etc. What's good for the ultranational corporation's bottom line is not necessarily good for the country, its citizens or their health.

Individual acts of shortening the food chain to choices of local produce take effort and possibly innovative thinking and networking. That's the best hope to seduce our taste buds back to real food and begin to create a more balanced food economy. Right now our food comes from huge centralized sources with all the external controls imposed on a mass market, including advertising and choices based on the corporate need to grow the bottom line.

Once again I am bemused by the Nine-Shift's superficial approach to a large question. It's like the authors read a paragraph on a latest buzzword and publish it without researching it or approaching it thoughtfully.

Good job on the comments though and a good topic for discussion.

Twyla Parsons

It is a personal responsibility. Yes, it's difficult to resist convenience and fatty foods which are readily available and tasty. If we didn't purchase these foods the companies would have to respond to consumer demands. The food companies are not the cause; plenty of healthy food is available - even on a budget.

Deception on the part of food companies is not acceptable though and that should be monitored. But let's face it, we all know that fast food is unhealthy no matter what the ads may claim.

Moderation is the key not just for food, but in any area where going overboard could have negative ramifications - too many hours at work, too much sleep, too much shopping, etc.

Personal responsibility gets my vote.

Deborah Abbott

The responsibility rests with society--the collective "all." Yes, individuals must be responsible for eating regular meals, small portions, and choosing healthier foods. Yes, corporations must realize that the quick dollar comes from the fatty foods...but then, as with tobacco companies, the consumer dies earlier than might be preferred to retain the customer and make a few more dollars. Yet, society has evolved to the point that the shrinking middle class and growing lower class *must* work more hours to afford housing (45%-65% of budget)and other essentials. Working longer hours leaves fewer choices in how time can be spent: fast food isn't good for you, but it's time saving, energy saving, and less expensive than purchasing fresh ingredients and making a meal with meat, veggies, etc. The other side of the coin has become critical, as well: less time, less motion/physical motion or fitness. Sit in a car to get to the market, to go to the bank, to get to work,... Less options for public transportation also affects this issue. Our genetics have not yet evolved to catch up with seditary automobile life. Therefore, the few who can afford it join a fitness center to *pay* for the physical movement formerly done as a way to earn a living, shop, etc. Truly, we've taken only one full generation of human life to find ways to ruin our health so greatly.

Sarah

It's all about moderation. When I eat out I know that the food is not as healthy as it would be if I prepared it. For me its an occasional acceptable tradeoff - no cooking for higher fat/calories than normal. If I were eating out more often because of travel or some other reason, I would opt to visit a grocery store. The selection is good and you can read the labels.

Erik

I saw something the other day that is either funny or just plain sad (I haven't decided which). McDonalds offers apple slices as a healthy alternative to french fries in their kids happy meals. The apple slices come with a caramel dipping sauce. Nice try McDonalds...

Dana

Getting fatter is a choice. I have never gone to a McDonalds and seen anyone with a gun to their head to eat the food. Or have I? Many fast food restaurants have a dollar menu. Most of the selections on them are not health-conscious. Fruits and vegetables are more money than a the double cheeseburger. Our society is trying to change but the better the choice, the more expensive it is. I have four children and taking them out to eat is a matter of creative financing. I try to make the most healthy choices but on a limited budget, it is tricky. The fast food restaurants provide inexpensive food that is mostly not good for you. I couldn't take my family to a steakhouse where I have lots of options because it is significantly more expensive to eat there and eat right. Most of the fast food chains have started offering better choices now I would like to see the same number of inexpensive options for "good" food. The general rule is if it's inexpensive, it's high in fat and calories.

Heather Dimitt

I think the answer is both are responsible. Individuals have a to make a conscious decision about what they eat and too often we try to blame our dietary habits on others versus taking personal responsibility. For instance, for a year there where parents at every school board meeting in our community complaining about vending machines and fundraisers featuring candy in our schools. There claim was that this encourage their children to eat badly, and yet more than once I saw many of these parents with their children at McDonalds or Taco Bell. Also when you are stuck in a long line at the grocery store (which seems to happen all the time for me) look at the people around you and their food selections. However, it is hard for a person to make healthy choices, when companies are incredibly deceptive. In the story above this one it talks about Pepsi paying a fine to the FDA so they can be misleading in the advertising about Pepsi One. Additionally, very few companies will tell you that while they may have a "low-fat" version of a product it has significantly more "calories" than the regular version. Eating out is another huge challenge if you try to be health conscious.

Pat

I think this monster has been created gradually. Restaurants and food processors will produce what the consumer demonstrates they want. As food production and preparation has become a larger business, we have lost much of what is natural food. The more the food is processed, the more it loses nutritional value and gains fat, sodium, preservatives, etc.

I believe the greater responsibiity lies with the consumer. We need to do a better job of speaking with our wallets and purchasing food that has the least amount of processing. We also need to educate people on making proper nutritional choices, the importance of physical activity, and portion control. If a restaurant offers large portion sizes, take half of it home and consider it a two-for-one. Speak to the restaurant owner or manager and request smaller portions.

Maybe I am naive, but if enough people request changes such as smaller portion sizes, less hidden fats and calories, etc. restaurants will make those changes in order to keep your business.

Laurie

If big corporations are responsible for our obesity - why aren't health clubs "responsible" for our "fitness." Grocery stores and farmers markets provide all the fruit and veggies that we should be eating...why aren't they responsible for our healthy food intake? They may provide the options, but WE make the choices. Just because they serve a large portion, doesn't mean I have to eat it. Just because the restaurant exists doesn't mean I have to go there. We alone are responsible for what we eat...and how much.

Terry Newman

I am usually 100% for personal responsibility but in the case of big food corp, I believe that they must also take some responsibility. Portions are too large, even those items which seem healthy are full of fat and calories, etc. Not to mention the additives which some argue make you eat more or crave their food. I read The Jungle a couple years ago at the same time I read Fast Food Nation. Both were eye openers and shows that not much has changed in the food industry since The Jungle was written.

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