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Selling Out Health in the Media – 27 September 2007
By Mary T. Hoffman

Isn’t it interesting how most so-called health experts in the popular media “dance around” the truth when it comes to lifestyle changes for avoiding heart disease, strokes, cancer, etc.? These lackeys, who are beholden to the animal agriculture and pharmaceutical industries, are so predictable in their advice: “Eat healthy and exercise” seems to be their mantra.

Notice that they never admit that a plant-based diet is the scientifically proven way to “eat healthy.” After all, they can’t risk losing their jobs by offending commercial interests. They may go so far as saying “add fruits and vegetables,” but heaven forbid that they should ever admit that eating animal products is the root problem.

Of course “exercise” is perfectly safe advice, since the powers-that-be that control the purse strings – animal product and medication purveyors – can’t find fault with that. It simply diverts attention away from the food issue altogether.

Lately, another obvious ploy on a certain TV news channel’s health segment is diverting the public’s attention by focusing – scapegoating, if you will – on such an unhealthful product as high-fructose corn syrup. In addition, they place the blame for the epidemic of obesity on corn and soy beans, conveniently omitting the fact that, by far, most corn and soy beans are used to fatten animals for slaughter – and it’s that fat that contributes to much of societal obesity.

It’s truly sad that the public isn’t simply presented with scientifically proven facts so that they can make up their own minds about what they choose to eat. And, of course, no one will venture to even suggest the truth about the horrendous suffering animals are put through by these industries.

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