"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by rights to hand down to them."~ Theodore Roosevelt (Message to Congress, Dec. 3, 1907)
While eating better is always a good idea, I have a better solution.
Get off your ass and you'll lose weight.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
The USA is a nation in an obesity epidemic. Someone needs to tell the you what to eat. If not the government, who?
My friends and I have known the food pyramid to be nothing but quackery for YEARS... There's a reason why the "average weight " is between overweight and borderline obese.
I saw this on the local news here. I laughed. They stated that the reason for the change was that the pyramid was confusing. I laughed some more.
I think the government trying to help educate people about healthy living is a good idea. There are a lot of misconceptions, lies, and countless other literature out there robbing idiots dumb enough to buy into them. Obesity kills. It runs up medical bills. Causes debt for Americans, and keeps Americans lazy.
Has anyone ever tried to eat 11 servings of grain per day?
It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
"Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911