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"Thinner is better to curb global warming."

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Apr. 20th, 2009 | 01:50 pm
posted by: themadmyth in kissmyassvogue

Sigh, CNN.

"Researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine published a study showing that, because of food production and transportation factors, a population of heavier people contributes more harmful gases to the planet than a population of thin people.

Given that it takes more energy to move heavier people, transportation of heavier people requires more fuel, which creates more greenhouse gas emissions, the authors write."

www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/04/20/thin.global.warming/index.html

Yes, because, obviously all fat people eat non stop.  And of course, all of them drive, too.  *rolls eyes*

You know what?  I'm a size US18.  I bike for my commute.  And most of the food I eat?  Comes from the ground.  Not MY fault that they're producing artificial and processed foods.  Not MY fault that the by product of those production plants fucks up the environment.  In fact, if I had it my way, we'd all be eating organic.

Why don't these people start looking at the real problem - the fact that we still burn up oil for fuel.  The fact that in America (and starting to spread around the world), food is being pumped with chemicals and artificial crap.  Why are they simply blaming fat people rather than asking why it's really necessary to create processed foods in the first place?

I am very disappointed.



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themadmyth

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from: themadmyth
date: Apr. 21st, 2009 06:16 am (UTC)
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word.

and, i just bought a couple of apple trees today - to go with my first apple tree, three pear trees, a plum tree, grapes, strawberries, blueberries, pumpkin, squash, peppers, spinach - not to mention all of the medicinal herbs and culinary herbs i am growing.

this whole article is only focusing on one aspect of global warming. there are a whole lot more things contributing to it at a much faster rate. there are fixes to a lot of the problems, but the food and oil industries don't want to hear it and the government isn't ready to make them, either.

solution? buy local. buy organic. grow your own food. ride a bike. be your own powerhouse. doesn't matter how big or small you are, you can do a lot to lessen your carbon footprint, which should be considered as the first step if they really think this is a serious problem. if, for example, we made laws to stop the food industry from producing artificial foods, we could bypass the mess that comes from production and transportation, and meanwhile, make a healthier country.

this is a problem that we created, it's deeper than a lot of people seem to pay attention to, but the people sitting pretty on all of this have enough money to make sure it doesn't stop. so what are they going to do? point the finger at the fat people, meanwhile grossly overgeneralizing their whole article.

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