Some things in life seriously make me question humanity.
Drug companies hide unfavourable research…
Doctors choose not to acknowledge natural treatments…
Dietitians refuse to acknowledge a potential cure for millions of people…
Big companies exploit people, sacrificing their health and wellbeing to make money.
The most blatant example of corporations exploiting people would be the tobacco companies, but honestly I think the junk food companies are no better.
These companies sell and aggressively market products that they know are causing disease and death, by the millions.
What about our children?
Surely there must be a tiny ounce of honesty and humanity left, even in the greedy multi-million dollar corporations.
I mean come on, it’s our kids.
People wouldn’t knowingly manipulate kids in order to make money from them, knowing that their health will be damaged (even permanently) in the meantime?
Or would they?
Alas, yes. They would. They are.
They are doing it and they’ve been doing it for decades.
There are people in this world that do not care who they harm as long as they’re making money. Adults, old people and kids. Doesn’t matter to them, they’re just a potential source of income.
Unhealthy, dangerous, toxic food products are being marketed directly towards our kids.
The executives and marketers of the companies are well aware of how unhealthy these products are. They’re greedy, but not stupid.
They also know that advertisements like these can manipulate behavior. They also pay food engineers a lot of money for making these products so highly palatable that they lead to full-blown addiction.
Who hasn’t seen an ad for something cool on TV and felt almost compelled to buy it? This has happened to me multiple times, for example I saw an ad for the new Macbook Pro and I can’t wait to get my hands on it.
The same kind of manipulation works on our kids. But instead of flashy, practical gear like a computer or a pair of jeans, they use colorful cartoons and funny characters.
I mean, some of the most famous fictional characters known to children are Santa Claus and Ronald McDonald. If you don’t know, Santa Claus was popularized by Coca Cola and Ronald McDonald by McDonalds.
Here are some examples of toxic junk foods that are marketed towards children:
It Gets Even Worse… Much Worse
Unfortunately, knowingly manipulating kids and sacrificing their health to make money off of them isn’t enough.
We know that the food companies are one of the most aggressive lobbyists in America, paying millions of dollars to influence policy making in order to make sure that they can continue their horrifying efforts.
They sponsor the nutrition authorities around the world in order to influence their “recommendations”, one of the main reasons I do not trust nutrition authorities or the biased pseudo-scientists that promote their harmful advice.
The scientists that are supposed to be protecting our health are sponsored by:
- The food companies, that are trying to sell us junk in order to make money off of us.
- The drug companies, that make a killing when we finally succumb and become sick.
The food companies make money. The drug companies make money. We’re paying for it.
American Dietetic Association, Sponsored By…
The food companies that sponsor the American Dietetic Association (Dietitians – tell us all to eat a high-carb low-fat diet, very likely contributing to the obesity and diabetes epidemic):
How could anyone possibly trust a nutrition organization that is sponsored by Coca Cola, Kellogg’s, Pepsico and Mars?
To top things off, the American Dietetic Association, sponsored by the junk food companies, is going on a massive campaign trying to set laws that no one but them and their minions can give nutrition counseling.
American Diabetes Association’s Corporate Sponsors
The drug companies that sponsor the American Diabetes Association (gives diet advice to diabetic children – promoting a high-carb diet which makes them even sicker):
Full List Here (.pdf): 2008 Sponsors of the American Diabetes Association
How could anyone trust a diabetes organization that is sponsored by the companies that profit from people being sick?
This seems almost to insane to be true. But it is.
How Can These People Sleep at Night?
I feel that the executives of the food companies are no better than those of the tobacco companies.
They’re willing to sacrifice millions of peoples’ lives, even childrens’ lives, to make money (not that they don’t have plenty already).
These people have blood on their hands.
And the governments of the world are just as much to blame.
I mean, they’re the ones that make the laws where it is legal to market toxic foods towards kids, and legal for food and drug companies to sponsors the very “experts” that are supposed to protect their health.
If this isn’t child abuse, then I don’t know what is.