Former Executive: “Big Food” forces unhealthy products down your throat and you have no personal responsibility

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Michael Mudd, a former executive at Kraft foods, penned a scathing op-ed in The New York Times over the weekend blaming “Big Food” for the obesity epidemic in America. His solution? More progressive regulation like the kind Bloomberg tried to implement in New York State with his recently soda ban. Even though it’s been shot down by the courts, Mudd claims that government should continue to push more regulation in order to protect the American people, who apparently have handed over personal responsibility to the Nanny State.

“First, the food industry knows it has a problem, potentially a very big one if the forces against it ever do coalesce effectively. So, in maneuvering for protection by managing public opinion and policy formation, the industry will always try to camouflage itself as just one of many causes in the growth of obesity,” Mudd wrote.

“Second, as more is revealed about their deliberate indifference, food companies must be made to change their worst practices. After years of foot dragging and hundreds of millions of dollars in lobbying fees, it’s obvious the industry won’t change on its own. Quite simply, change will have to be forced — by public pressure, media attention, regulation and litigation,” he continued.

“You’re powerless,” Glenn said, summarizing Mudd’s argument.  “It is a lack of personal responsibility.  It is the idea that there is absolutely no personal responsibility, that you, you are helpless because they come and they just hypnotize you or whatever it is.”

 

“Let me tell you something:  The word that the American people need to understand is one, one word:  Control.  Everything they’re doing now is about that one word:  Control.  Control your behavior.”

“It is really truly an amazing thing, but understand it is all truly about one thing:  Control.  It’s not about your health, it’s not about education, it’s not about the children.  It is not about guns, it’s not about saving people in schools against guns.  It’s not about any of that.  It is about control because they are currently robbing you blind.  That’s exactly what’s happening.”

“There’s nobody from big food forcing you to eat.  It is your personal responsibility and your personal choice, and the minute you relinquish that for the common good, common bad is going to be happening everywhere.  Everywhere.  Bad.  And it will become very common.”

Oddly enough, while Glenn was in the middle of explaining to Mudd what it meant to be responsible for ones own choices, agents of “Big Food” ran up behind him and shoved a Twinkie down his throat…because that happens in real life…

  • landofaahs

    I have my own grain mill, fruit and nut trees, and planning raising 90%+ of my food.  I have all the old fashioned tools I need.  I’ve been to hundreds of sales where old meat grinders went for $1 or 2.  I’m sure glad my parents taught me all they did.

  • ThorsteinVeblen2012

    Glenn cited Edward Bernays and Walter Lippmann who wrote in the 1920′s how attitudes and opinions are manipulated. Lippmann wrote of how little information the public has available to make informed decisions and Bernay’s wrote in “Propaganda” who easily the attitudes can be shaped.

    The public is easily manipulated by the advertising industry and by the media. For most of us our sense of self is determined by what we see on television and in the movies.

    We are led to believe that we are independent thinkers when we adopt a line of reasoning that is cleverly presented. The public through Bernay’s work adopted bacon and eggs as the American Breakfast and that women smoking cigarettes is a symbol of independence.

    We are talked into wars the same way we are convinced that a certain kind of car will express our taste and success.

    But when these things go wrong the same people turn to people like Glenn Beck to talk about “personal responsibility.” 

    The fact is people don’t always make the right decisions and are easily preyed upon.

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Sam Fisher

    You’re a joke. 

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Here is my say on the matter, each of us has personal responsibility and accountability in the choices of foods we eat and what we drink; that is the ultimate difference between most of us and the progressives.

    The progressives, such as the former executive cited in the article, seek control and power over the masses (i.e. ‘sheepies’) due to ‘you cannot choose for yourself, you do not know how to make the right choices’ mindsets of these miniature despots.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    No people do not always make the right decisions; what matters is in the end we have the right to make the choices we do, and the responsibility to answer for those same choices in the end.

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Sam Fisher

    Liberals are jokes they think they can say give us gay marriage but if you want a big gulp go to hell. Double standard anyone.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BGC7U7QUFEWSSV3H4IFHLAFK54 mudslide

    It’s getting to the point where I just ignore these fools and watch reruns of Idiocrocy…

  • Anonymous

    The problem is people eat Mac n cheese because they can not afford organic. And even our grains are genetically modified. Our food system is corrupt and joining sustainable living and depopulation agendas via sterilization via gmos. Check out what happened to a generation of rats fed gmo. They were sterile. And it is in our health foods.

  • Anonymous

    Where did he get the Twinkie?  They are totally gone from my area.  Miss them.

  • Anonymous

     Must suck to be you and hang out on a site you do not like. Is it Mac’n Cheese for dinner tonight?

  • Anonymous

    Then why do they have a problem with the mac and cheese if it makes us sterile?  Planned parenthood and all that? Margaret Sanger wanted to do that to most of us anyway. 

  • Anonymous

     Go to Walmart.  They sell a knock-off Great Value Brand Golden Creme Cake that looks and tastes exactly like a Hostess Twinkie.  That’s probably where Glenn got these cakes.

  • tobias

     Diagnosis. After reading your “article”. Seems to me you do not like anyone simple result for the diagnosis you are a Paranoid Schizophrenic. (why do I know ? We have been trying to deal with a 34 year old with the same problem, he writes the same crap. Enemies everywhere.

  • Anonymous

    Keep eating Glenn.

  • Anonymous

    So, maybe Mudd is right in a way. Maybe the regulations imposed on food manufacturers need to be tightened and get rid of all the additives which help people become addicted to more food. Why would the food industry rely on lobbying so much? It is the sole purpose to allow them to “doctor” foods with chemicals and make them more tempting and addictive. Same with soft drinks. Reducing the size of drinks will NOT eliminate obesity. People will just buy more smaller size drinks, just like Glenn has suggested he would do.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chuck.teal Chuck Teal

     With people like (aptly-named) Mudd eventually gaining control of the food supply, the ubiquitous and monotonous nutrition cubes of Glenn’s ‘Agenda 21′ novel can’t be far behind.

  • Anonymous

    I’m torn on this… and the problem would not have existed if it were not for liberal meddling.

    People did have a choice as to what they want to put in their bodies.  IMO, they could eat, drink, smoke, snort whatever they desired.  They could choke down nothing but candy, donuts, cake, ice cream, pizza, soda, booze, cigarettes, pot, cocaine, all the while sitting on their butt all day, every day, and I could not have cared less.

    But, all that changed with Obama care.  If these idiots want me and every other tax payer to pay for the consequences that inevitably results from this extremely bad behavior, then sky’s the limit for a sin tax on this unhealthful krap.

    … If only we didn’t go down the rabbit hole in the first place.

  • Anonymous

     That’s all Mudd was saying, that most of the unhealthiest foods are also the cheapest and best tasting.  Saying that “Big Food” is forcing unhealthy products down our throats is a metaphor.

    Glenn is just trying to prove a point, with his usual absurdly humorous style, that even with all the cheap, easily available unhealthy foods, we still are ultimately responsible for what we put in our bodies.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn is making fun of something he knows lots about. Kids these days ARE being manipulated by the advertising media and large companies. Those large food companies DO lobby USDA to get what they want sold to these kids. Kids have sugar all around them. Recent research on how habits are formed, and on how our body reacts to sugar PROVE this Execs point…..and the food companies KNOW IT. They know all about the power of advertising, of the sugar stimulus…..they know.

    Now, I am not in favor of taxes on food….but I am a STRONG BELIEVER IN EDUCATION for better nutrition. This Exec, like the doctors and nutritionists that are libertarian and not in the back pocket of the food companies know the truth. Glenn, please listen to others. Get Dr. Essylstyn and others on your show to talk about the new research out on this subject………PLEASE! Watch Forks over Knives, extended interviews…..That is an eyeopener. IT was for me. I am living proof that changed food habits will help your health…..YOU know that too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jw-Appling/100001282155183 J.w. Appling

     I just buy 2 liters they are cheaper than the 1 liter sized drinks and they got a lid so I don’t have to drink it all in one sitting.

  • Anonymous

    Does anyone ever think about the fact that most of us working stiffs are trying to keep businesses running or just stay employed, while paying ever increasing taxes, fees, fines, etc. (e.g.: have you looked at your business phone bill lately?) so that we have less and less time to cook at home, let alone eat well?So we try to do the best we can with what little time and money are left.  Lower my taxes and I will be able to stay home more, cook more and maybe even buy overpriced organic veggies…

  • http://www.facebook.com/jim.arehart.7 Jim Arehart

    My silverware made me fat!

  • Anonymous

    I agree.  So many of us are overweight, but as long as you’re not footing me with your health bill, it’s your life.  Now that I’m paying for it, the gloves come off.  I wonder when I will have the nerve to tell someone, “D
    Do you really need all those fries?  I have to put my kids through college, still…”

  • Anonymous

    Michael Mudd’s name is mud.

  • Anonymous

    Well gays can get married but I’m not sure if they
    can have a wedding cake. Now that sugar is a
    controlled substance.

  • sparducks

    Isn’t it sick that they want to ban something as natural as eating under the guise of protecting the public, and yet illicit ANAL SEX between to males gets a protected green light. Also no saturated fats for you but premarital sex followed up by infanticide is completely encouraged by our government. God help America.

  • sparducks

     It’s obvious that you are an idiot. My children sucked down the cereal with no help from any clever ad campaign. They ate it because it tastes good. But as a good parent I metered how much goodies they consumed. People eat crappy foods because they are to lazy to cook. I developed my cooking skills on my own to save money and feed my family healthy food. also I trained my children how to cook for themselves and their families. Now they are very adroit at feeding their families wholesome good food.
    Now as far as scientists needing to concoct anything that tastes better than a rib eye steak with salt cooked over open hickory fire, I think God already took care of the flavor thing. You’re a bonehead with a lot of fluffy words. I’ll bet you stuff feathers in your mouth when you speak. I’ll bet you are the kind of guy who can’t stop bugging your friends to borrow their truck when you need to move. Huh?

  • sparducks

     You morons kill me; as if we need more education on nutrition. This is the problem in America: stupid, lazy liberals as parents. A child will not depart from the way that you raise them.Period. Raise your kid to be a sugar eating lazy video game player and he will stay a democrat his whole life. Raise them to be a studious athlete that rejects drugs, perversion criminal behavior and sloth, not only will he/she continue that character throughout their life but they will not be suckered by con artist politician/community organizers running for high office. A chimp can figure out that too many cocoa puffs are bad. Why can’t you liberals?

  • Anonymous

    THE CONTROL IS WITH THE PERSON, PERSONALLY AND NOT THE GOVERNMENT TELLING US WHAT TO DO WITH OUR OWN BODIES AND PERSONAL DECISIONS.  THE GOVERNMENT TELLING  US WHAT TO DO IN THIS SITUATION IS COMMUNISM AND IGNORING THE CONSTITUTION.  I ALWAYS EAT HEALTHY (NO FATS) AND NOT OBESE BUT IF OTHERS WANT TO BE STUPID AND ARE OVER 18 YEARS OF AGE, WHICH  IS LEGAL AGE, IT’S THEIR BUSINESS AND THEIR DECISION.  FOOD COMPANIES ARE PROBABLY LIKE DRUG COMPANIES. THEY ARE ALL OUT TO MAKE MONEY AND ARE CONSTANTLY IN COMPETITION AND BAD MOUTHING EACH OTHER IN ADS, ETC. AS TO WHAT IS BAD AND WHAT IS GOOD.  SO, THE PUBLIC DOESN’T KNOW WHAT TO DO OR BELIEVE.  IT’S CALLED UNIONS, PAYOFFS AND BRIBES 99.99% OF THE TIME.  BEEN IN THE BUSINESS AND LEGAL WORLD MANY YEARS AND I IGNORE 99% OF WHAT I HEAR AND MAKE MY OWN DECISIONS BY INVESTIGATING WHATEVER I’M INTERESTED IN AND IF I THINK IT’S SAFE OR HEALTHY.  (I DO THE SAME WITH POLITICIANS).  DRUG COMPANIES HIRE REPS TO LOBBY DOCTORS TO “WRITE” THEIR DRUGS.  I NOTICED THAT ”EVERYONE” IN TOWN WHO VISITED THOSE DOCTORS GOT THE SAME MEDICATION FOR THE NEXT WEEK OR SO AFTER A REP HAD BEEN IN TOWN.  I RAN PHARMACIES AND WAS ALWAYS AMAZED BY THIS ACTION AND EVEN JOKED WITH THE DRUG REPS ABOUT IT.  THE FOOD COMPANIES (CHEFS?) PROBABLY LOBBY THE RESTAURANTS TO USE AND PUSH THEIR “FATTY” OR ANY UNHEALTHY FOODS, ALSO.   IT’S “OUR” DECISION AS TO WHETHER WE WANT TO EAT THE FAT, SALT, ETC..   IT’S ALL A VICIOUS CIRCLE AND THE IDIOT, MORON BLOOMBERG AND ANYONE ELSE LIKE HIM NEEDS TO SHUT THE HE%% UP AND LET PEOPLE TAKE CARE OF THEIR OWN BUSINESS AS LONG AS THEY AREN’T HURTING SOMEONE ELSE. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Max-Black/100001259187134 Max Black

    Well not to disagree with “personal responsibility”  that people have to take. Although there are fat people and “food” appears to be plenty.. the food that people are eating ( the poor) is less nutritious, The food of choice for the poor contain much more fat and salt. That, added to the increased reticence and relative ease of living and work contributes to our ” fat” culture. 

    Between entitlements that eliminate the need to be a “go getter” and the fattening foods that are cheap we have a huge ( no pun intended, well maybe sorta) problem for the health and well being of our society on the horizon.

  • landofaahs

    Manipulation?  You mean like the liberal base being manipulated by the democrats because they think the democrats give a crap about them?  Any group of people who are O.K. with killing babies in the womb, don’t care about anything but their own power and graft.  Any freebies come at the highest price, your freedom and soul.

  • landofaahs

    I’m not convinced on the exercise thing.  Although I like it, I knew too many people who lived into their late 90′s and over a hundred who never did anything but farm and to my knowledge, did not run but worked their regular chores. 

  • landofaahs

    Why are liberals trying to legalize hard drugs then?  What about certain sexual behaviors that are rife with poor health ramifications.  Liberals sure like to pick their own prejudices when it comes to what is good and bad for ya.

  • landofaahs

    When the crap hits the fan, they will starve like 1st year pilgrims.

  • landofaahs

    They were bought by a company who plans to have them, ho ho’s and another one available around June.

  • landofaahs

    A smaller spoon might help.  My neighbor eats with a shovel I think, but he’s about 5 miles away and is too fat to traverse my property.

  • landofaahs

    Don’t worry, under obamanomics, there will be plenty of opportunity for forced dieting.

  • landofaahs

    It’s O.K. to eat about anything as long as it’s in moderation and you work it off.  My weakness is fried potatoes, in bacon fat of course.  But my Great grandmother lived to be 99 years and 3 mo.s and shed would sop up bacon grease in a skillet with a piece of bread and eat it.  It would make me gag but it did not seem to hurt her.

  • Anonymous

    Well, it would help us make better decisions if the friggin’ GOVERNMENT would mandate that ALL FOODS must carry honest labeling describing EVERY INGREDIENT/COMPONENT in the food… instead of always cowtowing (can you say payola?) to Food Industry Lobbyists and approving legislation that pussyfoots around as to the TRUE contents of the stuff we ingest.  “Natural flavorings,” for instance. What the heck is that? Could be anything from M.S.G. to hydrolyzed gobbledegook…

    It would also help if they’d stop approving known carcinogens and other harmful substances in our foods and drinks like ASPARTAME. And another thing: WHY are we all eating and drinking from PLASTICS?? What ever happened to glass bottles for food and drink? Even Martinelli’s apple juice now comes in plastic. And they wonder why CANCER is everywhere…

    They also could turn the water back on in California’s richest farm land, instead of forcing us to import produce from China, Canada, Holland, Mexico, Peru. How do we know what TOXINs are in foods grown outside our borders? (For that matter, how do we know what’s in ANYthing, when FDA is too busy with Sensitivity Training to be monitoring the safety of our foods!)

  • Anonymous

    Good points, and the same is true for the morons who want to smoke grass.

    Don’t come running to the rest of us when your lungs are full of cancer and emphysema because of your stupid habit!

    People who habitually smoke and drink should have to sign a binding contractual agreement that stipulates that THEY will foot the bill for the health problems that they incur as a result of their bad habits.  But the way things are going, it will be the CLEAN-LIVING TAXPAYER who foots the bill.

  • Anonymous

    For some reason, in reading your post, Dr. Ben Carson came to mind. Notice how nice and slim he is? Remember what a smart, caring and “strict” mother he had? Remember how tight money was when he was a kid? He and his brother couldn’t even buy a stick of gum or candy bar, because every penny was already allocated for living expenses. Maybe NOT having such an easy life and NOT having everything handed to you has its (hidden) advantages!

  • Anonymous

     True.

  • Anonymous

    Some people didn’t like what you wrote, but there is merit in your ideas. You do seem to have a grasp of human nature and its foibles.

    P.S. (Probably LIBERAL label on your name-tag is not helping your likeability factor around here.)

  • corey williams

    How is that a double standard

  • sparducks

    I guess you miss the sarcasm in my post. My father grew up dirt poor in indiana, used as labor on farms. he was full of vith and vigor. Anyone who can feed their children well, should. sports is not nessecary but better than video games.

  • sparducks

     Their were doing exactly what God created men to do: tend the garden. Do that, regard the widow and the orphan and plead for the oppressed and you will live. It’s a no brainer. Why does anyone need a bunch of liberal programs created by liberal scientists to find out how to live long. Just find a person over 90 and ask them about their life. Gluttony and sloth are listed as deadly sins, so avoid them. It’s all just a bunch of hooey to me. Live right, honor God , and live long. live wrong be a glutton be a sloth and die. right?

  • sparducks

    I taught my kids to use a chefs knife to process their daily food. I taught them several mainstay recipes. they all have their own versions of it. they stay home and cook. they don’t spend their money at restaurants. every human needs to eat at least twice daily so everyone should know how to buy food at the lowest prices and bring it home and process it expeditiously. It brings you from poverty to wealth. too many of the poor in this country do not know how to prepare a low cost meal that is healthy for them. It’s sad. for instance 1 cup of rice and 2cups of water on the stove at low heat for 20 minutes while you stir fry some veggies and cheap meat is a fabulous tasty meal on the cheap. and yet too many of our youth have no idea how to pull it off. Mystery.

  • Anonymous

    Personal responsibility is one thing.  This shitty garbage food that is mass produced, is killing local family farms, killing communities and kill us.  It’s easy to say just don’t eat it, however when companies are buying chicken for cents, that are diseased and modified and then have to be ammonia washed, radiated and medicated, then sold for next to nothing, if your a poor family, what are you suppose to do.  Thankfully our local farms are starting to take EBT cards.

    Try going to a water park and finding anything healthy or non processed….  

  • greywolfrs

    I have a better idea and more Libertarian idea: Get rid of Medicaid, Obamaocare and ALL entitlements, then people who eat this way will have to take personal responsibility. It’s that simple.

  • greywolfrs

    What’s it to you, he can afford to pay for his own healthcare, dunce.

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Sam Fisher

    Oh great a moron do I need to spell it out for you ok here we go. You want gay marriage because it is their freedom to be who they want to be but I can’t have a big mac because I want eat what I want to eat. Get it now moron.

  • greywolfrs

    I find it funny that you believe “personal responsibility” is “simplistic propaganda.” Here’s the problem with your stupidity, once people have to take personal responsibility, those things you speak WILL change. When people realize that there will be no tax dollars to “bail” them out, they WILL change their habits, regardless of advertising.

    So, what you are saying is people should be free without the consequences of their actions. You seem to also be saying that one does not have the freedom to turn off Glenn or any other “show,” if they choose.

    In the end, you sound like a person who NEEDS the government to tell what is right or wrong, because you are too stupid to figure it out for yourself.

  • greywolfrs

    Try bringing your own lunch.

  • corey williams

    Can you show me where in this article does anyone mention forcing you not to eat fatting foods?

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Sam Fisher

    Really is that all you have I guess liberals don’t see their own B.S. for what it is. Like this former craft guy that was mention moron was talking about in this article and what Bloomberg is doing in New York. Can’t you liberals read it was the one of the first names named in the damn article? It is what the whole thing was about you fool.

  • Anonymous

    Didn’t miss the essential line:  ” A child will not depart from the way that you raise them”
    –Which is why Dr. Ben Carson and his stringent background–and current success/slimness–were mentioned.

  • Anonymous

    If God gives us free will,,,,who is government to say otherwise?

  • corey williams

    well if you actually read the article you will see that he is not calling for goverment to tell you what to eat and not eat. He is asking the goverment to step in and regulate what is being put into the food. And what is with the name calling i didn’t call you a name where just having a conversation why is it so wrong for people to have respectable disagreement. Isn’t that part of be American that everybody has right to there own opinion and that we can discuss those opinion in open dialect. There is no reason for you to get upset because i have a diffrent opinion than you have. I have not disrespected you so why are you trying to disespect me.

  • sparducks

    Oh I see. sorry.

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Sam Fisher

    Why are you lying about the guy’s intent?

  • corey williams

    I’ve pasted his statement below. And we must remeber that he was the President for Kraft. So I kind think he knows the ins & outs of the situation.

    “First, the food industry knows it has a problem, potentially a very big one if the forces against it ever do coalesce effectively. So, in maneuvering for protection by managing public opinion and policy formation, the industry will always try to camouflage itself as just one of many causes in the growth of obesity,”
    Second, as more is revealed about their deliberate indifference, food companies must be made to change their worst practices. After years of foot dragging and hundreds of millions of dollars in lobbying fees, it’s obvious the industry won’t change on its own. Quite simply, change will have to be forced — by public pressure, media attention, regulation and litigation,”

  • Kanak Attack

     Do people now see why it was wrong to attack the tobacco companies in the 80s and 90s?  Give one side power to do something you might agree with and the other side will use the same power to do something you don’t agree with.

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Sam Fisher

    Thanks for proving my point.

  • ThorsteinVeblen2012

    I don’t find it funny that you rely on slogans and resort to insults to make your point having missed my point altogether.

    You and the others who are reduced to hurling personal attacks represent the simplistic robotic thinking the characterizes the right.

    You are a person who NEEDS Glenn Beck to tell you what is right or wrong. You are incapable of thinking for yourself.

    When George Bush was in charge of the government and lied us into a war that was the greatest blunder this country has ever experience you followed with slack-jawed obedience.

    You know nothing about me. All you know is the stereotypes Glenn Beck et al tells you. “You sound like …” is just the regurgitation of the stuff they’ve been filling your head with for years.

  • corey williams

    can you show me where in his statement proves your point.

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Sam Fisher

    “Second, as more is revealed about their deliberate indifference, food companies must be made to change their worst practices. After years of foot dragging and hundreds of millions of dollars in lobbying fees, it’s obvious the industry won’t change on its own. Quite simply, change will have to be forced — by public pressure, media attention, regulation and litigation,”
    I sorry moron but that is going to take food away because some food in your big progressive plan are too dangerous. You are not fooling anyone when he says “forced — by public pressure, media attention, regulation and litigation,” means he wants to ban certain types of food or tax the hell out of them so you can’t get them. It is sort of what your morons are doing to the second amendment. Does your regulation and litigation let me buy an AR-15 if I want one? No but how in the hell does this phase translate differently in context of banning food? one or two things are happening with you one you are so small minded that you can’t see what is going on or chose not to because you are one of liberals mindless zombies that want to think your group is true freedom when in reality it wants to be more fascist than Cuba.

  • corey williams

    Actually it would not take away food. What that statement is saying regulate what they put in food. Not to get rid of food but make it so that it does not harm people like alot of the color dye they use in food should not be consumed by humans. So he is asking for government to regulate what goes into food all the big food companies can still make the same products they just can’t take short cut that harm people health. This is not about salty food or sugary foods. This is something that has been talked about for years. And there you go with the name calling. WOW, and why do you need a ar-15 what is the purpose of having that gun when your not in the military. And the diffrence is guns are made for the sole purpose to kill. Food is not made to kill to to fuel the body. 

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Sam Fisher

    You have no idea what you are talking about do you? No wonder you voted for Obama I bet you can’t even think for yourself without your overlords telling what to think and not actually looking at reality and you post right here is proof liberals don’t live in reality. Actually tell the truth about this story or stop wasting my time.

  • landofaahs

    Try getting them into sourdough (Herman bread) the starter can get you bread, pancakes and all kinds of good eats. And it doesn’t cost you $3 a loaf and you know it contains no fillers like (gypsum) the stuff they make drywall out of.

  • sparducks

    i’m on that. great idea thanks lando

  • http://www.facebook.com/valentin.holmes.7 Valentin Holmes

    EVERYTHING is so becoming unhealthy. Even Salad is becoming unhealthful…… http://bit.ly/14iOSSU

  • greywolfrs

    You know what is really funny, you do the EXACT thing you are talking about, then make out as if it is the other person doing it. You really should look up Pyschological Projection or Freudian Projection, as it is sometimes referred, then look in a mirror. Dumb M F er.

  • Anonymous

    You can’t.. They search your bags for food…

  • Anonymous

    How is that a double standard?  You really must be an idiot.  Let me educate you a bit.  A doubles standard according to Webster’s dictionary, is “a set of principles that applies differently and usually more rigorously to one group of people or circumstances than to another.”

    Now, the idiots on your side want to accept gay marriage because it is their freedom to be whoever they want to be.  At the same time, the idiots on your side want to ban sugary and unhealthy foods DESPITE THE FACT THAT IT IS OUR FREEDOM TO EAT WHAT WE WANT TO EAT.

    Now, corey, that is the VERY DEFINITION of double standard.  My, you liberals are simply just stupid, lol.

  • Anonymous

    Uhm, liberals are trying to ban fattening foods all over the place.  Look at Bloomberg’s policies, for crying out loud.  Heck, liberals in Congress have written several bills the past few years trying to ban such foods, and have had some minor successes as a result.  Go back to Media Matters, fool.

  • Anonymous

    Boy, you really are extremely dim, son.  The government regulating what can and cannot be put in food IS the government regulating what we can and cannot eat.  It’s ridiculous.  If we want extra sugar, we should be able to have it without more government regulations restricting our use for it.  If we want more fattening foods, we should be allowed to have them without any government regulations interfering.  What you are proposing, the dimwitted moron that you are, will increase debt, increase government regulations which we don’t need, decrease the actual freedoms we enjoy, and, in the end, DESTROY society as we see it today.  Look, you kooks who want to regulate everything are THE problem in society today.  WHY SHOULD THE GOVERNMENT REGULATE WHAT IS BEING PUT INTO THE FOOD?  THAT IS NOT, HAS NEVER BEEN, AND WILL NEVER EVER BE THE GOVERNMENT’S JOB.  WHY SHOULD THE GOVERNMENT DO WHAT THE MARKET ITSELF, IF LEFT ALONE, HAS A BETTER JOB OF DOING?  Look at all the stupid diets created by the market itself for example.  If people don’t want the food provided to them by Kraft, they don’t have to eat them.  The market will than give us another stupid dietary plan to add to the dozens already on the market.  If people want the food provided to them by Kraft, they SHOULD have the right to buy them if they want.  The regulations you want will put folks like Kraft out of business, thus leading us back to the whole starvation problem.  Of course, that’s what you left wing lemmings want.  As I said before, go back to Media Matters where the idiots over there actually believe the BS you are spewing.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HSJULSAVFJIJYR6PCTCUPMNXRA Take 2

    No more yummy White Wonder Bread  delicious Hostess Cup Cakes and what do WE get but Obama (Eugenics) TAX Care with HUGE gestapo Penalties.

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Sam Fisher

    I tired explaining this to this moron in the simplest way humanly possible and he still does not get it. This guy is as sharp as a bowling ball but then again that is the typical Obama supporter.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know about that. Even a bowling ball is sharper than he is, lol. At least a bowling ball can take down the pins every now and then.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn, actually you missed the point. Or maybe just pretended to so you’d have a peg for another silly rant. Never did I say the food industry controls our choices or that personal responsibility isn’t vital. But the fact that we have the ability to resist the industry’s tactics doesn’t excuse the predatory nature of those tactics.

    Food is a slow growth business, generally growing only at the rate of the population. Wall Street doesn’t favor slow growth. The only way food companies can grow faster are to take share from competitors or encourage people to increase their consumption. Share battles are harmless. Encouraging overconsumption is not. They do it by promoting additional “eating occasions” — in the car, snacking at working, a bite at the mall — and bigger portion sizes. Big gulp equals big get. They do this even though they know that are promoting excess calorie consumption.  The result? Nearly 70% of adults are overnight and 36% are obese.

    Yes, personal responsibility is vital. But most people aren’t very good at it. Whether they are or not, however, is irrelevant when it comes to judging food industry ethics. The industry’s indifference to public health in the name of higher profits is, plain and simple, just wrong.