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Is Obesity Bad For The Environment?

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Is Obesity Bad For the Environment? Obesity experts overwhelmingly condemned a letter in the medical journal the Lancet Thursday that suggested growing rates of obesity pose a threat to the environment. The letter, submitted by researchers from the United Kingdom, implicates the rising tide of obesity in greater oil consumption, more food production — and, ultimately, in an increase in the release of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.

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BelleNuit BelleNuit 9 years
This of course is ridiculous. Global warming is ridiculous for that matter. Those environmentalist crazies are just trying to tie everything to global warming. Those nutbags even think that cows are the greatest threat to the environment because they release a great deal of methane gas when they fart. Actually, according to a news article I read, the "United Nations Food & Agricultural Association claims that the world’s 1.5 billion cows are worse then all the cars, planes, and all other forms of transportation PUT TOGETHER." You can read that article here: Obese people are definately not the cause/problem to global warming! We all release gas. What the heck do those environmentalist loonies want us to do? Stop farting? Totally Ridiculous. The only threat that obese people cause in our country is the growing size of the medical bills that can't be met.
MartiniLush MartiniLush 9 years
I'm with you, stephley - doesn't sound like much thinking is going on with this one!
Cassandra57 Cassandra57 9 years
Well, if we would all just quit driving, eating and breathing, Nature could re-establish itself! Simple!
KrisSugar KrisSugar 9 years
"Sounds like the guys who wrote the letter stopped thinking and started writing just after the first thought crossed their minds" You said it perfectly Stephley!
Auntie-Coosa Auntie-Coosa 9 years
No, this is not using common sense. Obesity is bad for the heart, the arteries, and the knees and ankles. It has nothing to do with environment. It has to do with "genes" and the food available in today's market. Foods have had all the "good stuff" which kept us feeling "stuffed" between meals processed out and then chemicals added back which "taste" good but don't do anything but add empty calories and constant 'hunger feeling' to the consumer. You want a thinner America? Promote healthier foods at the source of the problem -- the General Mills, Betty Crocker, Campbells, etc etc. The pablum they feed us tastes like sweetened cardboard instead of the food it's supposed to taste like. We've forgotten what real food states likes and we've forgotten that real food has texture and substance and fills us up instead of inducing cravings. All the sugar substitutes create cravings instead of satisfy hunger. THAT is one place to start "fixing" the process so that processed food is less "process" and more "food."
stephley stephley 9 years
Sounds like the guys who wrote the letter stopped thinking and started writing just after the first thought crossed their minds - because the cause and effect doesn't really seem to be there when you try to support the idea.
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