A United Nations expert says junk food is a human rights concern.
Hilal Elver, the UN’s special representative on the right to food, warns poor people are being forced to choose between economic viability and nutrition.
This catch-22 situation, she warns, violates the basic human right to adequate food.
Elver blamed the rise of industrial food production coupled with free-wheeling trade markets that have allowed large corporations to flood the world with cheap, nutrient-poor foods.
Ok, I’m sick of hearing this garbage that poor people have to buy fast food because it’s cheaper. How is $6 for a burger and fries cheaper than buying a fresh whole chicken for $4 and a $2 bag of frozen veggies that can feed a family of four?
If poor people are buying fast food it’s because they’re too lazy to shop, prepare and cook the food at home. These are people who are unambitious, they slouch through life and as long as the government gives them money to buy food, they’ll take the easy way.
And as for the nutrient value. There is no difference between chicken, beef, fish, lettuce and potatoes bought in a grocery store and what’s served at most fast food franchises. These outlets have gone to great lengths to pander to the low fat, low salt food Nazi’s and still they get a bum rap.
Which just goes to show that you can’t compromise with these people.
I think the last sentence above sums it up. This woman is an anti-capitalist trying to exploit hunger to further her jihad against corporations, nothing more.
Today she takes aim at the fast food industry, tomorrow it will be grocery stores. These people would reduce humanity to hunter-gatherers if they had their way.
Of course her and her wealthy friends will still enjoy dining at four star gourmet restaurants, paid for by our tax dollars.