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How Conglomerates Are Changing America - Can It Help The Poor?

Added: Monday, March 25th 2019 at 3:08pm by Thewritertwo
 
 
 

As Apple made their big announcement to flood the entertainment industry with the best of what Apple can offer, I find myself wondering with such a luxury of diverse entertainment at such an affordable price, Why doesn't someone step in and do the same with the food industry? 

We have so much wastage with food, surely it will be better to just have everyone subscribed to a conglomerate grocery store with many different levels of all-you-can-eat at your subscribed pricing. I just believe it will end poverty as we know it and give people a chance to focus on a better quality of life.

Maybe we can all sit at home in the comfort of our cinema-sized reclining chairs looking at Apple TV on big screen cinematographic screens? Will cinemas just subscribe to Apple TV and have patrons subscribe to their own theater chain where big screen movies and Apple TV can be viewed while enjoying their movie popcorn?

Conglomerates are really changing America, but it may not be a bad idea after all. Maybe we all can feed off them.

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By choice only.

Apple will give us all the choices we can imagine. Netflix will have to step up their game. Amazon will also probably take note of things.

Screw all three of them. That's not what I mean by choice. Tim Cook should be investigated, not expanding...

Oh, I didn't get that. Tim Cook won't be around much longer. His last desperate move to get people to subscribe to Apple magazines and news for $9.99. He must be an old timer. 

Norway has no hunger. No poverty. Yet...

Their diet is atrocious .  By CHOICE their most popular food is super cheap frozen pizza, followed by cheap hotdogs, tacos, and other assorted highly processed junk food.

Ending poverty is more than making sure people have enough food to eat.

These huge media conglomerates reduce news and entertainment diversity, just as huge food conglomerates do, offering the same unhealthy crap in changing packages, adding sugar in one form or another to damn near everything we eat.

Food deserts exist, for sure, making it impossible for many urban poor as well as almost all rural poor (who aren't farming) to avail themselves of fresh, healthy, unproccessed foods, but even placing proper grocery stores in every community is not going to solve that.  Humans are by their very genetics, LAZY, our bodies want to conserve calories so we reach for the 'easiest thing' even if it's literally killing us.

A couple of generations now have grown up on convenience, and obesity rates (plus diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, etc) prove the sad results.  They don't even teach home economics anymore, and an astonishingly large number of young adults today don't even possess a rudimentary set of cooking skills.

I have no problem with people eating the crap once they are old enough to make decisions. I don't even think the government is good at telling people what they can and can't eat. 

Oh, they aren't!  Not at all, I mean...they were the ones who told us all this carb heavy eating was the way to go, a claim proven really detrimental to the public health.

I didn't know that.

Yup, it was back in the 70s that the govt started pushing their "food pyramid" which told everyone that carbs should be the largest portion of our diets.  It was based on a single, very flawed study, and included a govt disclaimer.

In regards to eating healthy, I think our grandparents advice was the best, "everything in moderation."  As long as you eat a wide VARIETY of foods and a VARIETY of types of foods, (carbs, protein, veg, fruit, etc) you'll probably get what you need.

Our parent's generation added a multivitamin, and that's probably a prudent idea as well.

Weight loss diets?  Hehe, eat less, move more.  Anything else is merely a variation on that main theme.

I think you strike the nail on the head when you said moderation. As kids, we thought to eat until the plate is empty and not till we are satisfied. I used to gobble down a whole loaf of bread not wanting to waste any portion. Luckily I never had issues with weight other than my stomach and I cntrol it by eating less and switching to liquid diets occasionally.

Intermittent fasting has some amazing health benefits, btw.  Something about cellular regeneration...

I lost a lot of weight being sick, then lost some more by counting carbs, something I still casually do, no need to write things down.

I just know what a portion size looks like on a plate now, because every time I'm hospitalized, they put me on carb control due to type 2 diabetes. 

I learned how easy it is to fill the belly with something like sauteed zuccini with butter and garlic and parmesan (eat all you want!) so a smaller portion of bread, pasta, or other starch feels more sufficient.

When a pound or two creeps up, unwanted, usually a single day's water fast will set it to rights, if not, I follow with a couple of days low carb.  Been working fine for a couple of years now, and the weight has stayed off.

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