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Is UK closer than US to challenging CW?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created July 09, 2012 at 9:47 PM

In addition to a programme running on bbc2 called the men who made us fat tonight's episode of newsnight addressed how obscene it is that mcdonalds and coke etc are the main food sponsors of the London olympics

The whole piece was focused solely on excess carbohydrates and sugar which they said contains no nutrients and gets stored as fat. A person even mentioned how fat such as butter and eggs was not the problem at all, the body knows exactly what to do with protein and fat but not with excess sugar and carbs which it just stores as fat, the whole thing was focused on how processed foods are making us obese and will eventually cripple the NHS

I think things are changing because they have to change! The corporations are losing their muscle as people start to realise how much obesity is going to wreck the economy

Is this sort of thing being address in the mainstream media in America?

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on July 10, 2012
at 10:44 AM

yea the processed food will always be available it's the information being given that's improving

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on July 10, 2012
at 08:33 AM

You should try walking around a US supermarket...

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on July 10, 2012
at 06:17 AM

They may be less so, but when I walk around Sainsbury's or Tescos, I am appalled at the amount of processed food that there is. Aisles full of pasta, cakes, sweets, crisps, seed and nut oils - awful! I usually shop at little shops; butchers, fish monger, farm shop.It is very easy to buy organic or free range.

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E1e798ccd4eed67665652941b9ef7796

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on July 09, 2012
at 09:59 PM

I think, generally, that the UK is less in the sway of big food corporations. The aisles of our supermarkets are less stocked with processed foods than US ones. Our meat, even that available in the regular high street supermarkets, is better fed and reared. It 'feels' like there's less of a fast-food culture here than in the US (I've lived in both countries). BUT, we are still the 5th most obese nation in the world and, according to the NHS, half of the UK will be obese by 2030 if we carry on at current rates.

E1e798ccd4eed67665652941b9ef7796

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on July 10, 2012
at 08:33 AM

You should try walking around a US supermarket...

4e184df9c1ed38f61febc5d6cf031921

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on July 10, 2012
at 06:17 AM

They may be less so, but when I walk around Sainsbury's or Tescos, I am appalled at the amount of processed food that there is. Aisles full of pasta, cakes, sweets, crisps, seed and nut oils - awful! I usually shop at little shops; butchers, fish monger, farm shop.It is very easy to buy organic or free range.

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on July 10, 2012
at 01:44 AM

brits have tiny shops where they get take away like fish and chips, kebabs, white bread with butter and french fry sandwiches, lots of candy, and 'fizzy' drinks.

but yeah even the dailyfail is calling bs on low-fat obsession.

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on July 10, 2012
at 10:44 AM

yea the processed food will always be available it's the information being given that's improving

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