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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."


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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from: fashiondork
date: Apr. 22nd, 2009 02:21 am (UTC)

um, what about hormonal teenagers who eat everything in the house?
What about athletes (basically the opposite of obese) who have to eat constantly to have energy?
Doesn't mention them.
Just another way to make people feel like overweight people, no matter what the cause of their weight is, are a huge burden on society.

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