Oh my, my, my Moby (Richard Melville Hall.) You had so many cool points with me and many others, I am certain. After all, you're a musician, DJ, animal rights activist...not too unlike myself. You make cool videos like In This World, afterall.
But you didn't (critically) think your recent comment, "Food Stamps Shouldn't Pay for Junk" all the way through. Never mind that according to your recollection, you were raised by a single mother who used food stamps, because you were apparently too young to know the whole story of why junk food is so readily accessible to the marginalized, and poor like you and your mom were in the 1970s, 1980s when you were growing up.
S. L. Efua Joe, PharmD, founded There's A Pharmacist In The House in 2015 as a source and vehicle for pharmacists, and other health care facilitators, to increase the consciousness about how practicing under a "one-size fits all" model of "health" that doesn't measure health through wellness, is contributory to the poor health outcomes in the U S despite the most dollars spent per capita compared to ANY other country with similar life expectancy.
The quick facts are that the U S government subsidizes the junk food industry with billions of tax dollars that turn somewhat reasonably healthy food into cheap, junk foodstuffs. These cheap-a** junk foods are, while inexpensive to purchase, and perceived as sweeter/tastier than non-junk foods, hawked and readily available in the 'hoods where marginalized people live. You see Whole Foods (Paycheck) doesn't open stores in the 'hood. And hood folks don't have the money or desire to go traipsing to the suburbs for some overpriced non-junk food. But, they don't want the obesity, diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular diseases that go along with junk food, either. But that's what they have. And to top it off, their quality of life is severely compromised and early mortality is frequently inevitable. And ALL that you can do is slam the people, the victims? (and not the source of the problem?) That can only lead me to believe that you either don't care or don't understand. Which one is is it, sir?
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