“Childhood Obesity Break the Habit” is a new controversial PSA by Precinct Studios. This shocking ad is getting quite the buzz on the Internet. It’s intended to bring awareness to the childhood obesity crisis.
The ad is melodramatic and disturbing as it depicts a mom helping her kid shoot up drugs and likens it to feeding him a hamburger (junk foods). Click Here to view the ad.
The ad is provocative and yet thought provoking. But is it true? For sure, food is not “additive” as heroin, where one shot can be life altering or even kill.
Payton can’t believe what’s happened
to our food supply.
This ad begs the question of childhood obesity as child abuse. Obviously, if parents didn’t purchase the junk food their overweight kids ate, their children wouldn’t be obese. But is childhood obesity entirely the fault of parents or is there something else at work here?
One mom comments on the ad, “Oh give me break! Who are YOU or anybody else for that matter to tell ME what I should and should not be feeding my children? This clip is not only completely ridiculous, it’s frightening to think that any MORON would actually compare heroin to a freaking HAMBURGER.”
Another parent writes, “Why is fast food all the sudden a problem NOW? When I was a kid (80s) fast food was just as popular, but didn’t seem like it was the main staple for families as it is now. However, purely blaming fast food is naive, and well stupid. It has been around for years, why is it such a problem now?”
Actually this parent asks a very insightful question. “Why is fast food such a problem NOW?”
This is the crux of the problem; one that the ad doesn’t even attempt to approach. This question is also ignored entirely by the Food Pyramid and the First Lady in her attempt to curb child obesity in the U.S.
Fast food in itself, isn’t entirely the issue. The problem is that fast food is no longer food. What’s even more alarming is our entire food supply has dramatically been altered over the past 15 years. Monsanto leads in the adulteration of food, but they are not alone. There is a revolving door between Monsanto and the U.S. government (not just one political party either). It began with the elder Bush, continued under Clinton, younger Bush, and now the Obama administration.
Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide is highly toxic and causes cell dysfunction and provokes the first stages that lead to cancers. Ninety percent of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) belong to Monsanto. There is virtually no regulation. Decades of pollution, cancers and other illnesses have been hidden by Monsanto with the government’s assistance. Monsanto is responsible for PCBs, which are attributed to many diseases and reduction of IQ in children. Today, everyone has PCBs in their bodies. Roundup Soybean is the first GMO crop approved for the U.S. Europe has banned all GMOs.
Monsanto is responsible for the Bovine Growth Hormone (RBGH), which is actually a poison. They began selling it to dairy farmers in 1994. Monsanto has suppressed and manipulated the data. RBGH causes problems with cattle such as larger ovaries and other problems with reproduction of animals. Yet, they state it is “Completely safe for consumers.” RBGH is banned in Canada and Europe.
March 2008, a documentary was aired on French television (ARTE – French-German cultural TV channel) by French journalist and film maker Marie-Monique Robin: The World According to Monsanto. This is a documentary that you won’t see on American television. You can view it on the Internet: Click Here.
GMO corn is a government subsidized crop and is used as feed for our cattle and for High Fructose Corn Syrup found in virtually every processed food. It is no wonder that parents can no longer discern real food from the chemical counterpart. Today, it takes constant vigilance to eat unadulterated food.
If parents are their children’s fast food enablers, then the U.S. government is the pusher.