Obesity – type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure at unprecedented levels due to spread of fast food and sugary drinks.
(ed:..i’ve said it before – and i’ll say it again – the only way anything meaningful can be done to end this madness of allowing these bastards to destroy lives – is to regulate food/drink manufacturers into submission..
this by the simple measure of mandating maximum amounts of sugar permitted in anything sold as food/drink..(done!..)
nothing else will work – and the ‘solution’/idea from annette king/the labour party to put some small tax on the most egregious of the fizz-drinks is to miss the point by a bloody country-mile..and just sets a new benchmark in slapping a tiny wee bandaid on a large suppurating sore..
(and does anyone really/seriously believe the food/drink manufacturers using their products as sugar-delivery vehicles will voluntarily cease these harmful practices..?..if you do know anyone who does believe that fairy-tale (you could park that one over with ‘trickle-down’ and other big-lies foisted upon us)…
but if you do – could you put them in touch with me – i have a bridge i’d like to flog off to them..)
..when you have ‘healthy’ prepared-meals in supermarkets containing 30+ grams of sugar – and finding something not sugar-laden is like looking for/finding a green mp who doesn’t eat animals or their bits/bye-products (ie pretty much impossible)..
then something is seriously fucked up..how can it not be..?
..and if you read the labels closely on most prepared-products – you will have difficulty finding choices that are not laden with extraordinary amounts of sugar..
and so i repeat – the only ‘cure’ for what ails us – obesity/diabetes/blindness/amputations – (giving children this ‘life’?) is regulation of those sugar-pushers..
..doing anything else (such as pissant taxes on fizzy drinks) while just letting them get on with it/their sugar-pushing ways..
..will be a total exercise in futility..
..and (esp. on the part of king/labour) a total betrayal of what bloody politicians are put there/meant to do..
namely to protect us from arse-wipes such as these..
about/past time they bloody well got on with doing what we pay them for..eh.?..)
(excerpt..read on – and become enraged..!)
Junk food and sugary drinks are taking an enormous toll on children around the world, with soaring numbers who are obese and millions developing conditions such as type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure previously seen only in adults, data has revealed.
Children were facing crippling illnesses and shortened lives because of the spread of the heavily marketed fast-food culture experts said and health services around the world would struggle to cope.
They predicted that the UN target to stop the rise of childhood obesity by 2025 would be missed.
(ed:..can we just pause here for a moment – so the un target that will not be met – is/was ‘to stop the rise’ in childhood obesity…?..tell me how that is not seriously fucked up..?..an example of useless bastards in action.?
..that was their ambitous-goal..?..’to stop the rise’ – by 2025..?..(!)
(as an aside..maybe king/labour can contact the un to tell them about their brilliant fizzy-drink pissant-tax idea.?..eh.?)
The three countries with the highest child obesity rates were the South Pacific island nations of Kiribati – Samoa and Micronesia.
Among the more populous countries facing the worst scenarios were Egypt – where more than a third (35.5%) of children aged five to 17 were overweight or obese in 2013 – Greece (31.4%) – audi Arabia (30.5%) – the United States (29.3%) – Mexico (28.9%) and the UK (27.7%).
More than 3.5 million children now had type 2 diabetes – which was once unknown in this age group and can lead to horrible complications in later life – such as amputations and blindness.
The World Obesity Federation – which compiled the data – predicted that number would rise to 4.1 million by 2025.
(ed: so new zealand – what are we going to do about this..?..are we just going to sit back and let this nightmare unfold – or are we going to do something meaningful about it..?..)