Source: Cleveland Plains Dealer
quote: Corn and meat are both subsidized by the government at such outrageous levels that the corn farmers are actually paid to NOT farm at times. If the subsidy went away, (which it should IMHO) you will see the cost of fast food skyrocket because corn will be more expensive, which means corn feed will be more expensive, which means the price of meat will go up.
quote: Sorry but I refuse to believe the bullshit that milk is bad for you. Generations have grown up drinking milk and not had health issues. And most of those generations drank WHOLE milk. Not 0-2%.
quote: I love milk and all, but 16 oz of skim milk is 172 calories, 16 oz of cola is 128 calories.
quote: cal·o·rie/'kal(?)re/ Noun: Either of two units of heat energy. The energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water through 1 °C (now usually defined as 4.1868 joules).
quote: a calorie is a calorie
quote: A vast majority will take the easy, less work trip to the local fast food place!
quote: Unfortunately unless we start regulating away people's ability to parent, this problem will never change. And I don't agree with the government telling people what to eat.
quote: This is why I'm against "free" healthcare. It doesn't encourage people to take care of themselves so they get cheaper insurance.
quote: or the very popular "Fried Dough" (i couldn't believe it)
quote: 4. Start asking the same questions to your government officials that I do.....like, "Why is it that milk is nearly $4 a gallon, but soda is half that price?
quote: The truth is, children should never -have- to exercise to stay slim. Their metabolism is such that it should be nigh impossible, even with sedimentary life styles (which few children ever truly have, they are too energetic, or SHOULD BE too energetic), for them to gain so much weight. It should be burned in growth by their high metabolism!