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    George McGovern has died

    George McGovern has died. This man made official government policy telling people fat will kill you and to eliminate it in the diet. This has led to 40 years of increasing obesity/overweight, heart disease, diabetes and cancer as Americans were advised to eat grain which is not a food humans evolved to eat. This man's opinion and his policy recommendation has killed more people in the US than anyone can imagine. Today's news commentary is full of nothing but praise for this chap and not a mention is made on his colossal judgement error on diet:



    Last edited by Moochy; 10-22-2012 at 12:18 PM.
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    I saw that he had died. I honestly didn't know he was still living.

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    Oddly enough, he lived to be 90 years old. I wonder if he followed his advice?

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    Is it his fault or the fault of a population that feels it needs to be told what to eat by its government?
    Wheat is the new tobacco. Spread the word.

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    His fault.
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    The guy flew 35 missions as a bomber pilot in WWII, but fuck it, he thought fat was bad, so he was evil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoanieL View Post
    The guy flew 35 missions as a bomber pilot in WWII, but fuck it, he thought fat was bad, so he was evil.
    Also opposed the war in Vietnam. I think a few people died there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoanieL View Post
    The guy flew 35 missions as a bomber pilot in WWII, but fuck it, he thought fat was bad, so he was evil.
    He was not evil, he was wrong in his policy judgement...the majority of the nation was and still is (Eat more grain and consume as little fat as possible). He had a biased point of view on a subject he had absolutely no knowledge of and helped create policy for what went on in the privacy of people's homes, schools, doctor's offices and so on. Government is evil, not the individual. He was simply a moron.
    Last edited by Moochy; 10-22-2012 at 12:15 PM.
    Primal/Paleo is not for everyone, it's for those who have committed to understand.
    READ THE BOOK! ...as Robb Wolf says: "Trying to convince people to save their own ass will burn you out."

    Vegetarians are the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit, and an affront to all I stand for -- the pure enjoyment of food. Anthony Bourdain

    and yes, calories DO count my little piggies

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoanieL View Post
    The guy flew 35 missions as a bomber pilot in WWII, but fuck it, he thought fat was bad, so he was evil.
    My father was a bomber pilot in WWII and the same age as McGovern. He survived three plane crashes, became a test pilot, and caught dengue fever while serving. He died less than two years ago. He had Alzheimers and several other problems, weight gain, heart, blood pressure and other problems afflicting modern society. When those guidelines came out he switched his diet on his doctor's recommendation to follow them. His original diet was not far off from being primal. I can't help but wonder if he had not changed if his life would have been different. I spent his last three years as his caregiver. Now I read about the links between going fat free, cholesterol free relating to Alzheimers and those other modern afflictions. Do I blame George McGovern and those that made these recommendations and policy? Yes I do.

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    McGovern was only able to put together dietary recommendations based on what information scientists furnished his Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs. While I disagree with what they came up with, that's like blaming Americans for the CW being foisted upon them by nutritional "experts": Ancel Keys and his ilk had a couple of decades to get their cascade error rolling, and no one was really standing up to the Lipid Hypothesis by the mid-70s, the golden age of margarine. The influence of the grain industry was also burgeoning, and that made its indelible impact.

    To say government is evil and that McGovern was a moron shows that you see the world in most basic, knee-jerk mentality. If you look at things objectively, you can criticize the dietary guidelines without making McGovern the bogeyman.

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