“Government of the people, by the people, for
the people, shall not perish from the Earth”.
“With the ever-increasing cancer rates, obesity, and chronic disease in our country, I find it hard to fathom the connection between what we eat and our health is not being made. Health care cost is at epidemic proportions along with all the disease and with no end in sight. According to CMS.gov the National Health Expenditure has reached 17.6% of the GDP and an average of $8,086 per person. The answer is not in forcing people to buy insurance so healthcare providers can get paid for more open heart surgeries and chemotherapy and big Pharma can sell more drugs. I very seldom watch TV anymore and when I do I’m amazed at the amount of drug advertisements. Every other commercial is a drug for this and a drug for that. Drugs companies spend billions of dollars convincing the sick, that they have the magic pill. I was shocked the other day to hear an advertisement for the new drug “Provigil”, to treat “shift work disorder” – really? Half of the 60 second spot was taken up with the side effect disclosure of which included death of course. Who benefits from all this advertising? I don’t think it’s the poor shift worker who now needs more drugs to deal with the side effects of his “shift work disorder” drug.
The answer to all this madness is not in a pill – It’s in preventing illness before it cost thousands of dollars. The answer is in getting healthy. Supply and demand still works. Decrease the demand for a product or service and the cost goes down for everyone.
Studies have proven time and again, that pesticides and toxins cause cancer and disease, along with poor nutrition. Maybe it’s time our elected officials put our money where their mouth is – how about a few more dollars spent on subsidizing clean produce? You say America needs to get healthy and then you subsidize the very foods that are making us sick and fat, like GMO corn.
No benefit will be gained by promoting the market for GM food. I read the news and I am aware of the problems already surfacing with cross contamination of organic fields for instance, and the fact Monsanto’s pesticide and herbicide formulas have produced crops more and more resistant to the pests and weeds they were designed to resist. The same has happened with antibiotics as the misuse of these miracle drugs has increased, creating stronger and more resistant strains of deadly bacteria. Where does this end? When our food source is gobbled up by super bugs or so contaminated it’s not fit for human consumption, or when a new bacterial epidemic wipes us out?
If the government is really interested in the health of America, you will not allow this deregulation. Corporate profit is the only benefactor of such a decision.
Americans can no longer but on blinders and allow profit to dictate how we eat. We have the right of not only knowing what is in our food supply, but the right to choose. I choose good health for myself and by doing so affect the gene pool positively for the next generation.
Demand good food and the supply of bad food will end automatically. Supply and demand – simple…..
Thanks for reading and sharing……And thank you “saynotogmo.org” for all of your important, thoughtful research. I’m playing it forward.