Posted on Aug 11 with 52 notes
One thing I don’t think I conveyed quite as well is how difficult it is for low income families to afford healthy food. It’s the government’s fault for not making healthy food as accessible and making health care virtually impossible to afford. The system is incredibly flawed as the focus is “there’s a pill for that” as opposed to preventable medicine: diet and exercise. The money is not in healthy foods and these artificially low prices resulting from subsidies create unhealthy incentives for consumers. We’re setting ourselves up for failure.
I love America, but these figures make me so disgusted that I want to puke. It is the government’s fault a Big Mac costs less than a salad. It’s the government’s fault we have an abundance of high fructose corn syrup. And it is the government’s fault GMO’s are as rampant as an STD. If I fly to Europe, the garbage we eat here is outlawed! What does that say about our country? That as long as we’re turning a profit, it’s okay that we’re letting our citizens eat their way to death?
We’re breeding sick people for the pharmaceutical industry rip a new one. But it’s the poorest people that feel it the most. There’s no money for health or health care. Nor is proper nutrition something many people are taught. I’m not saying vegan, healthy eating is impossible, but without knowledge of nutrition and ability to store and cook the right foods, people rely on those unhealthy incentives.
They can eat at McDonalds because it’s all they can afford and it’s easy. When they do get sick, free clinics are about all that’s out there. Unfortunately, lines are so long, you lose a day’s work if you get sick, and there’s no money in that. How is that fair? How is the just? It’s a vicious circle and it’s people. #vegansofig