I saw this info graphic today and it made the conspiracy theorist inside me come out.
Why the government and big pharma wants you to be fat - The Paleo Slimdown
There is huge profits to be had by keeping us fat and sick.
AKA: Texas Grok
According to BMI surveys, which are misleading. The actual number is probably significantly lower.In 2009 - 2010, 37.5% of U.S. adults were obese.
You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!
Think of it a different way. Planned obsolescence is a term that means that you have a product that becomes obsolete or breaks within a certain time frame so you can sell a newer version of the same product. As an example, my mother has an Oster blender when I was growing up, a long time ago, and still has it. It must be over 40 years old and still works. Corporations figured out that if you made a product that durable, you only sold one per family every few decades. But if you built them cheaper and with less robust parts, they would break down in a few years and you could sell them another one. Planned obsolescence is what has driven our hyper-consumerism society. The product sold may not break down but it becomes out of fashion or a newer technology takes it place.
The same thing applies to us humans and how we are viewed by the medical-pharmaceutical industry. If they cure us, make us healthy, practice preventative medicine rather than allopathic medicine, they lose their customer base. Healthy 60 year olds don’t buy BP medicine, statin drugs or Viagra. Sick, out of shape, fat people do. And as we die off, more come into the cue for the allopathic medical industry.
Don’t cure anything, treat signs and symptoms with drugs that create side effects that are treated with more drugs. That is what the medical-pharmaceutical industry has become all about.
AKA: Texas Grok
I think that saturated human fat is probably a major ingredient in Soylent Green and ultimately that's why they want you to be fat.
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
Starting squat: 45lbs. Current squat: 180 x 2. Current Deadlift: 230 x 2
Who was that wise man who said "Follow the money."? Greed trumps just about everything when it all shakes out.