This also shows how deep into the USA the big food companies have their claws - still pushing outdated "science" that eating fat and sodium makes you fat rather than the massive amounts of sugar in just about every American food stuff. Not to mention the desecration of farmland minerals meaning that your whole grains, fruit & vegetables there now lack just about any nutrients whatsoever, leading to the body being hungry for more food all the time - but its OK, those GM crops still push out "x calories" & "x protein/carbs/fat", so they're still "food". Flavoured milk should be full fat, sugar free.logos wrote: ↑Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:00 pmThe Obama-era rules, completed in 2012, kick-started the administration’s campaign to fight childhood obesity, starting with students’ lunch trays. The rules required schools participating in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs to reduce the amount of sodium, serve foods rich in whole grains, increase the amount of fruits and vegetables, and limit saturated and trans fats. They also required that flavored milk be fat free.
If you're a non-believer on the poor state of American farming, please go grab one of those big punnets of USA "Strawberries" from Lucky, and then compare them to even one of those tiny frozen strawberries you can get in Thai Huot; it's basically water versus a proper damn strawberry. The same applies to items like Quaker Oats, try those and then make some porridge or whatever with some organic oats from Macedonia, the flavour difference is incredible. Uncle Sam may as well be selling cardboard to eat.
The problem on health care isn't Trump or Obama in the US case, it is big pharma/food and ridiculous research papers funded by sugar companies & others to point the finger at fat or salt.
Back on topic, I'm a vigorous attacker of the UK's NHS system - not in principle of free healthcare to those who desperately need it, but how it is run. Again as it is the left-wing's golden baby, they'll spout on about how the whole UK is built around the NHS and everyone will die without it; heck even an NHS bus poster was one of the main points during the Brexit debat - WTF was that all about, and did anyone really believe it ... oh yes they did... I don't subscribe to that point of view. But I do agree with Johnsell50 (FFS! : D) - Free healthcare doesn't pay for itself, and is so easily abused by lazy assholes who have never contributed a damn penny, who have absolutely nothing wrong with them. No trouble with doctors and their "Hippocratic Oath" either, they should try to treat everybody, but when you've got people whole-scale flocking to the UK to take advantage of the free healthcare, that can't be allowed to continue. Slap that together with abysmal mismanagement by people who haven't a clue how a hospital works, tiers of that about genuine healthcare professionals, it's all destined for disaster - and who picks up the bill? The taxpayer. Sadly the UK government, if it can even be called that, has been incapable of saying "enough is enough" for decades (again, not a Tory created problem, or even a Labour created problem - both were in government long enough to resolve many of the NHS issues but NEITHER did anything but watch it burn. It's like the US gun control issue - neither democrats or republicans will ever take it seriously, nobody wants to put their name on it.