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Who's to blame for obesity? Policymakers, the food industry, or individuals?

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by NewsBot, Jan 23, 2014.

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    Who's to blame for obesity? Policymakers, the food industry, or individuals?
     
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  3. wdd

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    Who's to blame for obesity?

    That's a good start. Don't attempt to look at the cause in all of its complexity or how the causative factors interrelate. No identify someone, or something to point the finger at. Good judaeochristian stuff.

    Policymakers, the food industry, or individuals?

    Is that a comprehensive list and if not why not?

    Bill
     
  4. efuller

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    So, they asked a bunch of people, of whom there is probably only a small percentage who are actually informed, what they think is the cause. This data would only be useful for determining what people think is true, not what is actually true. It seems media are presenting a lot of "studies" like this.
     
  5. wdd

    wdd Well-Known Member

    A simple (possibly simple-minded) but absolutely effective way to cure obesity would be to ban the motor car.

    There you go that's pointing the finger in a direction that the research didn't apparently think of but don't hold your breath.
     
  6. wdd

    wdd Well-Known Member

    So, they asked a bunch of people, of whom there is probably only a small percentage who are actually informed, what they think is the cause. This data would only be useful for determining what people think is true, not what is actually true. It seems media are presenting a lot of "studies" like this.

    I think that the word "informed" is central to the whole issue. The nature of the "information" is almost uniformly second rate and seems more like disinformation than information, designed to confuse rather than to clarify. The information is not only often contradictory but seems to keep the range of the discussion very narrow, consistently covering the same limited themes and presenting them as comprehensive coverage.

    Whatever the forces are working against a solution to this problem, when they result in a poll in which the monkeys smack their own behinds, its a sure sign that they are winning.

    Bill

    PS

    A man bought a monkey. The monkey peed on the floor. The man rubbed the monkeys nose in it, smacked his behind and threw him out of the window.

    The next day the monkey peed on the floor. The man rubbed his face in it, smacked his behind and threw him out of the window.

    Eventually the monkey peed on the floor, smacked his own behind and jumped out of the window.
     
  7. HansMassage

    HansMassage Active Member

    Farmers that blamed the policy makers are probably the ones that did not get the money.
    Recipients of the food aid that blamed policy makers probably cold only get subsidised food that is high in calories and low in nutrients. The saying is fallow the money.
    It seems to be the same formula as why is one percent getting richer and 99% getting poorer.
     
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